Rice payasam also known as paal payasam or milk kheer is made with milk and basmati rice as main ingredients. Slow cooking the rice along with milk and sugar for about 1 hour is the traditional way of making the payasam. I was desperate in using the condensed milk, which i had sitting in my fridge. adding condensed milk gave a tasty, thick consistency payasam quickly.
Payasam will be the first dish i start to make on festival days. A good warm cup of payasam at the end of the meal is a perfect way to end South Indian Lunch.
Today is my hubby's birthday and i prepared this rich rice payasam for him. i also made vegetable pulao, which i will share soon.
Serve this payasam warm or chill, they are just awesome. don't get over excited and add raisins,badam etc. this payasam should be devoured just plain like this.