Slow Cooker Kheer {Plus Giveaway}

slow cooker kheer recipeKheer is the ultimate Punjabi dessert. It’s comfort food, it’s tradition, and everyone’s mom makes the best kheer! It’s served often at weddings, festivals, and holidays. Unfortunately, it rarely makes an appearance at the Pink Chai House,  (mainly because I have a real talent for burning kheer). If you are cooking this delicious rice pudding at the stove, you have to stand there and babysit it the whole time, stirring religiously so that the sugar and milk don’t stick to the bottom of the pot. You see where I’m going with this?

Well, I recently got my hands on a Hamilton Beach Connectables Slow Cooker, and my ‘kheer babysitting’ dilemma was solved. You can literally just drop the milk, sugar, and rice into the slow cooker and walk away. It’s so easy, I feel a bit cheeky telling you that there is a “recipe” for my slow cooker kheer below. slow cooker kheer

My mom and most of my aunts have raved about their slow cookers for years, and I’ve avoided them because I seriously thought, I don’t need another kitchen gadget. As I discovered with my electric kettle a couple months ago though, I was wrong. Yes, a slow cooker takes up some precious space in your pantry (and I have a very small pantry), but it is so worth it. Right after I made the initial batch of kheer I tried making sabut moong dal. It took about 6 hours but it worked out beautifully. I know a lot of people use slow cookers for dinner help, but I think this baby is going to save me from lunch time hangryness this winter. I can pop some dal or soup ingredients in it while prepping the kids school lunches, and by the time the afternoon meal break rolls around, my food will be ready. No more left-over Halloween candy as lunch for this mama!slow cooker recipe

Slow Cooker Kheer Recipe (If you can call it a recipe)

1/2 cup of kheer rice (you can also use Basmati if that is what you have on hand)
1/2 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups of milk
4-5 cardamom pods crushed to powder

Just drop all the items into your slow cooker, set the temperature to low, and walk away for 4.5 hours. I did come back and stir mine around the 2 hour mark just to make sure it hadn’t stuck to the bottom. 

Once your kheer is done and ready to be served, you can also garnish it with cashews, almonds, or raisins. Although I have to admit, I’m more of a puritan when it comes to kheer, no toppings for me!slow cooker recipe

So now that I’ve convinced you that you need a slow cooker, wouldn’t it be nice if you could win one? The lovely folks at Hamilton Beach are going to give one of you lovely readers (so many lovelies in my life;) a Connectables Slow Cooker of your own. There are many reasons to love this machine, but my favourite features are; the power outlet on the back for connecting to other slow cookers or appliances, Stay or Go® portable design with clip-tight lid, and the fact that the lid and crock remove for easy cleanup in the dishwasher. Amazing right?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

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72 Comments

  1. Alison Braidwood
    December 2, 2015 / 10:14 am

    The first thing I’d try is a pulled pork recipe I’ve had my eye on for a while.

  2. December 2, 2015 / 11:17 am

    Kheer is a fave in our home, my mom makes delicious finger licking good kheer. I would try your recipe in the slow cooker and treat my mom to a bowl of hot kheer!

  3. Anne Taylor
    December 2, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    I’d like to make Butter Chicken in this slowcooker!

    • Lyubov Fridlyand
      December 7, 2015 / 4:11 pm

      I agree.

  4. angela m
    December 3, 2015 / 11:08 am

    I would love to make a chili

  5. Glogirl
    December 3, 2015 / 11:37 am

    I would like to make a beef roast with potatoes and carrots.

  6. Belinda McNabb
    December 3, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    the first thing I would like to try making is a beef chili

  7. Jana L.
    December 3, 2015 / 2:47 pm

    I want to try and make a sheppard’s pie

  8. Pam
    December 3, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    I would like to do a pulled pork.

  9. Karla Sceviour
    December 3, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    I would love to try a new pulled pork recipe.

  10. Wendy hutton
    December 3, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    I would make beef stew

  11. maria
    December 3, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    I would like to make chili.

  12. Bev
    December 3, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    I would love to try your slow cooker kheer recipe!

  13. Brenda Penton
    December 4, 2015 / 8:51 am

    I would make turkey chili

  14. Amy Heffernan
    December 4, 2015 / 9:06 am

    I would like to try pulled pork! TY!

  15. Jenness M
    December 4, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    I’d like to make a beef pot roast.

  16. andrea amy
    December 4, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    I just found a recipe for slow cooker cranberry bbq meatballs. I would make that!

  17. Tainan Lu
    December 4, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    clam chowder

  18. Lisa bolduc
    December 5, 2015 / 2:36 am

    Hmm so many choices. I think j would like to try making an apple crisp

  19. December 5, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    I would love making pulled pork or even a tender roast soup in a new slow cooker.

  20. Debbie S.
    December 5, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    I would like to try making a chicken stew.

  21. gema kochovski
    December 7, 2015 / 12:13 pm

    I’d try a beef stew.

  22. naiddia p
    December 7, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    I would love to make haleem.

  23. Tamara
    December 7, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    I would love to try a dessert like brownies!

  24. Leanne S
    December 7, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    I’d make a delicious lentil curry.

  25. Alexis
    December 7, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    I would love to make cool ranch chicken to put into hard tacos! Thank you

  26. Chandra O'Connor
    December 7, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Roast of beef with potatoes carrots and some onion. Beef broth, spices and Guinness

  27. krista gould
    December 7, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    I would try Apple Cinnamon Steel Oats Oatmeal

  28. Dee Schwark
    December 7, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    I will try this recipe…it sounds similar to my Grandmom’s recipe…my mouth is watering thinking of it 🙂 Thank you so much for post the recipe!

  29. Vivian D.
    December 7, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    I would try to make a hearty stew in the slow cooker.

  30. Tina F
    December 7, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I would like to make sweet n sour meat balls first

  31. nicolthepickle
    December 8, 2015 / 4:35 am

    I would like to try to make scalloped potatoes. I hear it can be done.

  32. Soozle
    December 8, 2015 / 5:18 am

    I would like to try making a vegetable curry

  33. Faye W.
    December 8, 2015 / 10:20 am

    Would like to try a beef stew recipe.

  34. J. Wong
    December 8, 2015 / 10:55 am

    I would like to try to make pulled pork.

  35. December 8, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    I want to try THIS recipe! It sounds delicious……….but I also want to try making pumpkin spice overnight oatmeal.

  36. susannah
    December 8, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    I’d make a huge veggie stew 🙂

  37. Ryan Leverton
    December 8, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    i wold love to try your recipe or a make a stew

  38. Angie
    December 8, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    I have always wanted to try making butter chicken – so that would be what I would make first.

  39. December 13, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    That clip-tight lid would be really nice, but apparently it is only on US models.

  40. Jonnie
    December 13, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    I would like to try a slow cooker chocolate cake

  41. Rosa Cross
    December 14, 2015 / 7:59 am

    I would like to try beef stew in a slow cooker.

  42. Kathy Fowler
    December 14, 2015 / 8:04 am

    I have a great pulled chicken recipe

  43. Darlene Schuller
    December 14, 2015 / 8:04 am

    I would love to try Crockpot lasagne.

  44. Kathy Fowler
    December 14, 2015 / 8:05 am

    Want to branch out and try some new recipes. Maybe a dessert

  45. Dar
    December 14, 2015 / 8:12 am

    I’d like to try a breakfast casserole!!

  46. ivy pluchinsky
    December 14, 2015 / 8:23 am

    I would make a stew

  47. Bree
    December 14, 2015 / 10:09 am

    I would make beef stew!

  48. Rachel
    December 14, 2015 / 11:52 am

    I would love to make lasagna

  49. Meg
    December 14, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    I had never heard of kheer rice or Kheer before, but it sounds really good. I love rice pudding, so I’m definitely trying this recipe once I can find some kheer rice and cardamon pods. I also have a slow cooker chai latte recipe I’ve been wanting to make. Thank you for the recipe!

  50. December 14, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    I like your recipe milk, sugar, rice + Sound sweet & delicious We eat a lot of rice so this would be nice to try

  51. mrdisco
    December 15, 2015 / 8:36 am

    I want to make a pot roast with it

  52. Lynda Cook
    December 15, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I would love to try to make scalloped potatoes in the slow cooker

  53. Melanie
    December 16, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I’d make butter chicken. I would have never thought of doing a rice pudding in a slow cooker. It’s on my list too now!

  54. Amber Y
    December 16, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    I make a bean and bacon soup on the stove top and i’d love to make it a slow cooker friendly dish. It’s one of my favourite, but can take a bit of time to whip up and cook.

  55. heidi c.
    December 17, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    I would make a big pot of beef stew!

  56. ginette4
    December 18, 2015 / 11:06 am

    I would love to make ribs in the slow cooker

  57. lisa neutel
    December 19, 2015 / 4:31 am

    id make a big veggie and beef stew

  58. Zoey Jiru
    December 21, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    I would make a chicken soup with pasta shapes and soft, well-cooked chicken pieces.

  59. SueSueper
    December 23, 2015 / 4:28 am

    I would make a nice big crock pot full of tofu chilli.

  60. angela september
    December 23, 2015 / 11:24 am

    I would make a huge cozy chili for the family.

  61. Shane
    December 23, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    I would like to make my mom’s Newfie slowcooker stuffing

  62. anna key
    December 23, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    I would love to try making pot roast in the slowcooker!

  63. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    December 25, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    we would do a pulled pork

  64. Fan R
    December 28, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    I would try meatballs first.

  65. Ann Freele
    December 28, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    a hearty stew to warm my in the winter

  66. Silvia D
    December 28, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    i would love to make a chicken stew.

  67. Nicole Jubleew
    December 29, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    I’d love to try making Lentil soup in it.

  68. Yuen C
    December 29, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    I would try to make pulled pork

  69. Lushka Smith
    December 30, 2015 / 9:07 am

    I’d try out cheesecake.

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