Take a medium sized saucepan and tip in rice, milk, cream, butter and cinnamon stick, bring to a gentle boil, lower heat and let it simmer for about an hour.
Be sure to occasionally stir with a spatula, taking care not to break the rice grain.
In the mean time mix the chopped pistachios with honey and set aside
Once all the milk has been absorbed and the rice is tender and creamy, take off heat, take out the cinnamon stick and discard and then add the condensed milk. Adjust taste according to personal preference.
Kheer is best eaten fresh, and depending on personal preference can be eaten luke warm or chilled
Once ready to serve, spoon some honeyed pistachios and enjoy! Independently or collectively
Cacik - Turkish Mezze
Ingredients (Makes one cup)
½ cup Unsweetened Yogurt
100 gm. Frozen Spinach
2 tsp. Minced Garlic
2 tbsp. Olive oil
Salt to taste
Tip the yogurt in a bowl and stir with a fork to get rid of any lumps.
Take a small saucepan and put in the frozen spinach on medium heat. Stir around until all the water dries up, be careful not to over heat and burn the spinach. Add the olive oil and garlic and stir again.
Switch off the heat and let it cool. Once cool, combine the spinach in the yogurt, put salt according to taste and refrigerate for a minimum of four hours before serving.
Just before serving pour over a glug of olive oil and serve with warm toasted bread.