Paravannam derived from Parama + annam literally means supreme rice or nectarean food. This rice pudding from India is considered just that. Often and almost always cooked as an offering to the God, this is quintessential naivedyam (offering).
An authentic way of doing this of course is boiling raw rice in milk. Today I used a cheat code, as I had to tend to other things. I loved the result.
1 cup of washed raw Sona masuri rice
2 cups of water
3 cups of whole milk
1.5 cups of peeled jaggery
6 green cardamom pods
1 tsp of sugar to help grind the cardamom seeds
1/4 cup of cashews
1/4 cup of golden raisins
2 tbsp of clarified ghee (clarified butter)
Serve it hot or cold. Some like it hot.