Step-1Rinse the rice until water turns clear. Then soak the rice in enough water for 20 to 30 mins then drain the rice
Step-2Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. Then add the soaked & drained rice. Also add 3-4 crushed green cardamom pods.
Step-3Toss the rice and cardamom for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly until aromatic.
Step-4Then add the milk to the pan and stir well. Set heat to medium-high.
Step-5Let the milk come to a boil, this will take around 10-12 minutes. Stir in between so that milk doesn't stuck to the bottom of the pan
Step-6Once the milk has come to a boil, lower the heat to low and let the kheer cook for around 25 minutes on low heat. Stir every 2 minutes or so. The milk will reduce considerably after 25 minutes and the kheer would look thick and the rice will be completely cooked. If you want super thick kheer, cook for 15 more minutes at this point.
Step-7Add stevia , almonds and some saffron and cook for 10 mins more
Step-8Garnish with more more almonds and saffron serve kheer warm or chilled.