Basmati rice is used in Payasam

Chawal Ki Kheer - Indian rice pudding

Called kheer, payasa, payasam, or phirni, it is a type of pudding from India made by boiling milk, sugar, and rice, although wheat, millet, tapioca, vermicelli, or sweetcorn can also be substituted for rice. It is usually served with a meal or as a dessert.
Here is a recipe with rice

Chawal ki kheer


1/2 cup basmati rice (soaked and drained)
1.5 liters of milk
1 tbsp corn starch
Some threads of saffron
2 green cardamom capsules (the seeds)
1 cup of sugar
2 tbsp sultanas

1. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes
2. Heat the milk in a saucepan (save a few tablespoons of milk for later use.)
3. Drain the rice and add it to the milk, grating lightly in one hand to break a few grains.
4. Cook the rice in the milk, stirring occasionally. (about 15 min.)
5. As soon as the milk starts to thicken, add sugar, cardamom seeds, a few strands of saffron and sultanas.
6. Mix the starch with the rest of the milk until it is lumpy
7. Stir in
8. Bring to the boil once, stirring constantly
9. The kheer can be served

Tip: if you like garnished with almond leaves and cashew nuts.
Or a few threads of saffron

The kheer can be refined with rose water or, for example, instead of corn starch, custard powder can be used.