Arroz doce (Sweet Rice Pudding)

Arroz doce (Sweet Rice Pudding)


“Arroz doce” is also a Portuguese recipe. It may be served as a dessert or as a snack, and it’s a traditional “festas juninas” (June festivities which coincide with the corn harvest) dish, celebrating St. Anthony’s, St. Peter’s and St. John’s Day.

• 180 g rice (for soup)
• 400 ml water
• 150 g sugar
• 600 ml milk, approximately
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 3 pieces of lemon peel

Preparation method

  1. Rinse the rice in cold water, pour in a pan with the water and cook over moderate heat until all the water is absorbed; this takes about 6 minutes.
  2. Add milk, sugar, cinnamon stick and lemon peel. With a little more milk you can make it creamier.
  3. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the rice is soft and creamy.
  4. Discard the cinnamon stick and the lemon peel and pour the pudding into a serving bowl or individual dessert bowls.
  5. Sprinkled with cinnamon powder.
  6. Serve warm or cold, and store in fridge.

Yield: 4 – 6 serving.

Posted on: 11 November 2011