8 cups whole milk
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup sugar
10 - 12 green cardamom pods, cracked
1. Prepare rice
Wash and drain the rice in cold water.
Soak raw rice in 2 cups of room temperature water for half an hour.
Drain water from rice.
2. combine ingredients AND COOK
Combine rice, milk, and cardamom seeds into a heavy-bottomed medium to large pot.
Turn stove heat to medium-high and stirring regularly, bring to a gentle boil.
3. REDUCE HEAT
Reduce heat to low (make sure it is still maintaining a low boil).
Cook rice pudding for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring regularly.
4. FINISH AND SERVE
You can serve rice pudding warm or cold.
If serving with fruits, serve chilled.