Creamy Coconut Pudding Kheer

½ cup basmati rice
1 ¼ cups water
1 cup coconut milk
½ cup coconut milk creamer
¾ cup turbinado brown sugar
¼ cup cardamom seeds + pinch of cardamom powder
1 drop of rose essence
¼ cup finely chopped pistachios

  • Combine rice and water. In a medium, thick-bottomed saucepan
  • Cook on low heat until the rice is done, about 25 minutes
  • Add coconut milk, creamer and brown sugar.
  • Mix thoroughly and cook on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add cardamom seeds and powder and continue cooking, until the mixture becomes thick about 10 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add more rose essence
  • Serve warm or chilled garnished with chopped pistachios