Greek Rice Pudding | Rizogalo
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A delicious greek pudding recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4-5
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ lemon peel
  • 8-9 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  1. In a sauce pan add: rice, sugar, cinnamon stick, lemon peel, and 7 cups of milk.
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 60 min, or until rice is soft, stir frequently.
  3. During simmering time, you may notice the rice getting too sticky/thick. Add ½ cup of milk at a time to regain pudding texture.
  4. Once consistency is good, whisk eggs in separate dish and temper them and add to rice pan along with vanilla extract, mix well.*
  5. When thoroughly mixed, remove from heat, place in bowls and put in refrigerator. Allow a few hours to cool.
  6. Remove and serve this Greek rice pudding with some cinnamon sprinkled on top**
*Temper eggs: break eggs in bowl and whisk. Take some of the rice mixture and add it to the eggs, mixing well. Doing this insures the eggs won't curdle.
**Serving: if rice gets too thick while in the refrigerator, simply add some milk, mix well to turn back into pudding texture.
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