By Eddy − On Saturday, January 9, 2016, 8 years ago in Dessert Recipes
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Portuguese Rice Pudding Recipe

Portuguese Rice Pudding Recipe

This Portuguese rice pudding recipe (receita de arroz doce) is very popular and makes an amazing dessert.

Preparation time 20 min
Cooking Time 20 min
Ready In 40 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings6

Ingredients

2 cups of water1 cup of short grain (arborio) rice2 cups of hot milk (whole works best)1 cup of sugar1 fresh lemon rind (use a vegetable peeler for big pieces for easier removal)Cinnamon2 egg yolks (optional)
2 cups of water1 cup of short grain (arborio) rice2 cups of hot milk (whole works best)1 cup of sugar1 fresh lemon rind (use a vegetable peeler for big pieces for easier removal)Cinnamon2 egg yolks (optional)
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Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan.
  2. Add rice and cover, simmering for 20 minutes.
  3. Add milk and lemon rind, stirring constantly until thickened to oatmeal consistency, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. It will also thicken some while cooling.
  5. Add sugar and stir well.
  6. Add 2 egg yolks slowly while mixing (optional).
  7. Pour into one large serving plate and remove lemon rind.
  8. Spread flat and allow to cool on wire rack.
  9. You can be decorative with cinnamon by pinching a bit between your fingers and place while your hand is no more than an inch away from the rice (criss cross patterns are traditional), or you can just dust the entire top with the cinnamon.
  10. Serve at room temp, but refrigerate uneaten portion.
Adpated from a Recipe by: Jennie

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Ana
Ana
Hi Eddie, it should be noted that the rice should be cooked & soft before adding the sugar as once the sugar is added the rice, it stops the rice from cooking. This was taught to me by a Portuguese lady that was over 100 years old.
9 months ago, Wednesday, May 3, 2023
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LuAnn (Soares) Silveri
LuAnn (Soares) Silveri
That’s a great tip! Never knew that.
9 months ago, Friday, May 12, 2023
Betty C.
Betty C.
Yes, My Mom taught me the same thing. Add sugar once you're happy with the texture of the rice as once you add the sugar the rice will stop cooking.
1 week ago, Monday, February 19, 2024
Eileen
Eileen
First time making this. My neighbor who is Portuguese recently lost her Mom and her husband so I'm making this for her for Easter. It tastes fantastic. I did not use the eggs.
10 months ago, Saturday, April 8, 2023
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Richie B
Richie B
The steps here differ from initial instructions to drain rice par cook . I’ve made but 2 cups milk make it a bit watery than I like , but the taste is there
10 months ago, Tuesday, April 4, 2023
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Denise Jennings
Denise Jennings
It’s a lovely dessert. You didn’t mention it here but a good reminder to tell people to temper the eggs before adding to pudding. The first time I made it was for after dinner, but this time we had it after breakfast!! I know. We are so greedy for the pudding no one in the family could wait for dinner time.
11 months ago, Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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