Arroz Doce

    40 minutes

    Rice puddings are common to all the cuisines. The mix of rice and water/milk is commonly mixed with a sweetener and other regional ingredients and served as a celebratory dessert. Starting with the Indian kheer or South Indian payasam we can see several variations added to the rice-sugar-milk mix. Arroz Doce is a traditional Portuguese rice pudding, but there are several variations out there, some of them with condensed milk, some with no eggs at all. This one is a very creamy custardy one. And also very sweet. (Be prepared to cut down on the sugar if you’re not a hardcore sweet tooth.)


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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 cup rice, white, short grain
    • 5 cup water
    • 1 slice lemon peel
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 cup hot milk (preferably whole)
    • 2 cup sugar
    • 5 egg yolks
    • cinnamon to garnish

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil with the lemon peel, butter and pinch of salt.
    2. Add the rice and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
    3. When most of the water has evaporated, add the very hot milk.
    4. Simmer for 5 more minutes and add the sugar.
    5. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg yolks and add a few spoonfuls of the rice mixture to temperate the egg yolks.
    6. Then add the now warm egg mixture to the saucepan and stir quickly until even.
    7. Serve in a large dish or small shallow ramekins, and sprinkle with ground cinnamon to garnish.

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