Payasam Rice is a rich traditional delicacy made with milk and rice.
It is one of those traditional, classic festive recipes made during celebrations across India. A rich rice pudding, it is made by simmering rice in milk and sugar slowly until it achieves a pudding-like consistency. It is the simplest payasam recipe that is extremely popular in South India where it is usually made for the occasion of Pongal, the celebration of harvest and bounty. It is also it is offered to the gods as naivedhyam during Puja and then distributed among friends and relatives as prasad.