Sheer Birinj – Afghan Rice Pudding with Almonds and Cardamom
Sheer Birinj is a true comfort dessert you are sure to love. Flavored with a bit of cardamom and cinnamon, the whole dish can be made in one pot!
- ½ cup rice Calrose works best for this recipe
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- Cinnamon for garnish
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
Preheat oven or crock pot to 250 degrees
Put all the ingredients except the cinnamon in the oven proof pot with a lid or in a crock pot.
Stir well and cover
Cook 1 hour
Remove pot from oven or lid from crock and stir.
Put back in oven and bake an additional 45 minutes.
You want the rice to be tender and the consistency creamy.
Be sure not to overcook!
Remove from oven or turn off crock and let cool for a few minutes with the lid on.
Serve with a little cinnamon garnish on top.
Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 182mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 0.4mg