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I know many of us love Rice Kheer right. If so try this twist to the rice kheer which adds more flavor to the usual one. Zesty taste of orange with cranberry makes the rich rice kheer more delicious with wonderful taste. I promise once you try this, you will surely like it...and will be doing it more often.

Zesty Cranberry Rice Dessert

Ingredients :

Milk - 4 cups
Basmathi Rice - 1 tbsp
Condensed milk - 2 1/2 tbsp ( Increase it if you like more sweet)
Dried Cranberry - 1 tbsp
Orange juice - 2 tbsp
Orange zest - 1/2 tbsp

Method :

1. Cook the dried cranberry in the orange juice until all the moisture is absorbed and cranberry gets plumped up.
2. Keep aside.
3. Boil the milk in the heavy vessel by adding washed basmathi rice. Stir once in a while and cook until the quantity reduces by 2 cup.
4. Add the condensed milk and put off the flame.
5. Add the orange zest give it a stir. Add the plumped cranberry and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Serve chilled and enjoy the delicious twisty saying Mmmmmmmm ......

Adding the amount of orange zest and cranberry is according to your taste.

VineelaSiva  – (May 3, 2010 at 7:51 AM)  

Wow nice and new recipe to me.Nice clicks and presentation.

Finla  – (May 3, 2010 at 7:55 AM)  

Beautiful pic and so creamy looking.

Faiza Ali  – (May 3, 2010 at 8:10 AM)  

very unique recipe and beautiful pics as usual.

Suji  – (May 3, 2010 at 8:32 AM)  

Unique dessert PAvithra..Looks soo inviting..we love cranberries...

Kairali sisters

Kalai  – (May 3, 2010 at 8:39 AM)  

a very different and an interesting recipe! Good photography. I liked the last pictures, perfect :)

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (May 3, 2010 at 8:42 AM)  

intersting recipe. i make this ricee kheer, but never thought abt adding orange and cranberry.nice idea. beautiful clicks too.

divya  – (May 3, 2010 at 9:02 AM)  

Beautiful pic and so creamy looking

testing ground  – (May 3, 2010 at 9:15 AM)  

Lovely rice pudding with all the works! Looks good! I am a pudding crazy female and this is a wicked looking pudding!

PJ  – (May 3, 2010 at 9:17 AM)  

oh, looks so yummy, i could finish the entire pot myself! wonderful presentation also.

Hari Chandana P  – (May 3, 2010 at 9:17 AM)  

Yum Yum Yummm... looks so tempting.. :)

Nithya  – (May 3, 2010 at 9:21 AM)  

Wow.. this sounds interesting. :) Purple setting looks really cute :)

And cheers Anni, we both have posted dishes with zest today ;)

Smita Srivastava  – (May 3, 2010 at 9:41 AM)  

Looks so yummy n inviting - great pics too !!

@Little Food junction

Suma Rowjee  – (May 3, 2010 at 10:22 AM)  

WOWWWW!! Interesting twist to the kheer, sounds super !!

Unknown  – (May 3, 2010 at 11:18 AM)  

nice tempting dessert and presentation.....

Sailaja Damodaran  – (May 3, 2010 at 12:06 PM)  

Nice way to eat cranberrys.Nice click.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi  – (May 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM)  

thats a very innovative but tasty combination. looks amazingly creamy and love that zesty looking orange rinds on the bowl. yummy.

Anonymous –   – (May 3, 2010 at 12:44 PM)  

it defntly looks interesting.yum

Priya Suresh  – (May 3, 2010 at 1:04 PM)  

Thats a droolworthy and catchy dessert, looks fantastic..

FewMinute Wonders  – (May 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM)  

The kheer photos look very nice. I have not thought about blending other flavors into the kheer. Very creative.

Panchpakwan  – (May 3, 2010 at 1:28 PM)  

Wow Pavithra..Such freah and cool recipe..
& nice presentation too..

Unknown  – (May 3, 2010 at 1:32 PM)  

Beautiful pics and great presentation, Pavithra..Dessert looks super-delicious!

Pam  – (May 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM)  

What a beautiful and tasty dessert.

Raks  – (May 3, 2010 at 9:54 PM)  

Wow,pavithra,superb Photography first of all!

This rice kheer looks really nice and nice twist to the kheer,bet it would have tasted great!

Aps Kitchen  – (May 3, 2010 at 11:26 PM)  

Loved it.... nd very unique dessert...:) awesome click

Angie's Recipes  – (May 3, 2010 at 11:40 PM)  

Imagine having a glass of this creamy smooth rich rice pudding in a steaming hot afternoon....mmmm...this is COOL!

Mrs.Ahmed  – (May 4, 2010 at 12:54 AM)  

Beautiful pic..:) and mouth watering..hhmmm i need some...

Ash  – (May 4, 2010 at 2:59 AM)  

AWESOME as ever..... I loved the ambiance & the aura u created around that lovely prep... That makes the prep more elegant & rich..... KUDOS!!!!


Rekha shoban  – (May 4, 2010 at 4:50 AM)  

nice dessert...looks yummy and beautiful presentation!

Dolly Sharma  – (May 4, 2010 at 8:52 AM)  

OMG Pavithra...THat is one ZESTY, EXOTIC DESSERT !!!!. I'm sure it must taste just PERFECT. LOve the twist to the regular rice kheer..UR Clicks are a treat to the eyes as well..Very beautiful presentation...Superb...

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (May 4, 2010 at 11:35 AM)  

Yummy and beautiful dessert, looks delicious.

Anonymous –   – (May 4, 2010 at 12:00 PM)  

Amazing kheer.Hey YKW i just posted a dessert recipe in my blog.:)..
I dont usually use basmati rice in any kheer.can i replace that with normal rice?great presentation pavithra.

Suja Manoj  – (May 4, 2010 at 12:54 PM)  

That sure is a nice twist...unique one.

Namitha  – (May 4, 2010 at 3:02 PM)  

Interesting recipe..sure that might have tasted great too..Beautiful pics !!

Hayley  – (May 4, 2010 at 4:14 PM)  

Awesome clicks and yummy rice dessert!!

Anu Nandu  – (May 4, 2010 at 10:57 PM)  

You should send these pictures to a food photoshoot competition or something Pavithra! These are absolutely classic clicks!

Love the idea behind the dessert!

Sushma Mallya  – (May 5, 2010 at 5:39 AM)  

Beautiful dessert, new and different...nice change from the usual desserts...

Gita Jaishankar  – (May 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM)  

Wow Pavithra....what a delicious twist to rice kheer...looks fabulous and tempting...superb :)

FH  – (May 5, 2010 at 9:18 AM)  

Love Cranberries. I buy dried Cranberries and snack on it to avoid munching on salty crackers, chaklis etc which is my diet downfall! :D

Yummy dessert and healthy too.

Rachana  – (May 5, 2010 at 9:29 AM)  

Lovely recipe and am sure must have tasted great... lovely clicks too!

Aruna Manikandan  – (May 5, 2010 at 9:53 AM)  

sounds unique and interesting dear...
Awesome clicks as usual :-)  – (May 5, 2010 at 12:39 PM)  

Very creamy and delicious looking dessert,lovely presentation!!

SpicyTasty  – (May 5, 2010 at 5:02 PM)  

wow!!inviting and lovely recipe :)

Unknown  – (May 5, 2010 at 6:35 PM)  

Was just scrolling down for these fabulous mouthwatering pictures...very beautifully presented..

Red Chillies  – (May 5, 2010 at 10:42 PM)  

I love rice kheer too and sometimes add some orange rind to it. Loved the addition of cranberries to it. Nice presentation Pavithra.

Hamaree Rasoi  – (May 6, 2010 at 5:31 AM)  

I like the twist that you have given this rice kheer. Interesting recipe and very good photography dear....

Hamaree Rasoi

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra  – (May 6, 2010 at 11:01 PM)  

Hey Pavithra,
Liked ur twisted version of rice kheer...sure it is healthy n full of varied flavours.
New to ur blog...superb klicks too..specially the beautiful blossoms.

Meena  – (May 7, 2010 at 3:09 AM)  

love this one...very unique...

Unknown  – (May 7, 2010 at 12:09 PM)  

wow!!wow!!! sooooo tempting dessert
can u pass tht to us ~_~~_~~_~~_

M D  – (May 8, 2010 at 12:08 AM)  

awesome clicks pavitra, they make me drool. have never tasted cranberries as they aren't available in india. the recipe looks tempting for sure.

Ushnish Ghosh  – (May 8, 2010 at 4:01 AM)  

Dear Pavithra
How are you? It has been ages, I read your blogs. Now I am back home and trying to find out what all great dishes you cooked in my absence.
I like this kheer.
Kheer or payasam is a general dish at Bong homes and this will be a great variation for me.
I feel good that you liked my posts on Roman holidays..will post more on great lakes and Venice soon.
Have a nice weekend..

Unknown  – (May 9, 2010 at 9:44 PM)  

Amazing presentation and photos! The recipe's quite different and revolutionary. I bet it tastes sensational too, can't wait to try this out! If you don't mind, I would like to guide Foodista readers to this post. If you could please just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks! Keep it up! :-)

SnacksGiving  – (May 10, 2010 at 1:12 AM)  

Very unique recipe - never thought of the use of cranberries in a rice dessert.

My Kitchen Antics  – (May 10, 2010 at 8:16 AM) cranberries in any form

Preeti Kashyap  – (May 10, 2010 at 9:35 AM)  

Wow..this is new to me! Lovely pics! Do join my green gourmet event

Deepti  – (May 11, 2010 at 6:13 AM)  

Tempting Clicks for such a wonderful recipe..Nice Work!!!

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