Kamal Masi’s Rose Rice Pudding Recipe

A Springtime Treat

Rose Rice Pudding Recipe

Spring brings us flowers, and my mother used to find some way or another to add floral touches to our home. She’d put flowers in every room, and sometimes she’d add them to our meals as well!

My favorite dessert growing up was rose rice pudding. It’s fairly easy to make, but its simplicity belies its decadence.


Serving Size: 5

Prep Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup basmati rice

  • 2 1/2 cups water

  • 4-6 teaspoons rose water

  • 3 drops red food coloring

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1/4 tablespoon crushed cardamom seeds

  • 1/4 tablespoon crushed cloves

  • 1 1/4 cup of raisins

  • 5-6 rose petals (garnish)


  1. Wash rice and place into a pot with water. Once the water begins to boil, reduce to low heat, cover, and simmer until rice is soft

  2. Mix the cooked rice and food coloring in a mixing bowl until the rice is evenly colored

  3. Add crushed cloves, crushed cardamom, raisins, and rosewater

  4. Place mixture into small bowls and refrigerate for 3 hours

  5. Before serving, drizzle honey on top of each bowl and garnish each serving with rose petals

  6. Enjoy!


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