Homemade Rice Pudding ChristineCushing.com

Homemade Rice Pudding ChristineCushing.com

Homemade Rice Pudding

One of my earliest kitchen memories is of my dad’s rice pudding carrying the aromas of cinnamon throughout the house.  Greeks have a thing for rice pudding and we love it in the late afternoon or in the evening as opposed to directly following a meal.  Ground cinnamon sprinkled on top of each bowl is a must and makes it truly authentic.  Here I also sprinkled with pomegranate seeds for a little crunch. 



3 1/2 cupswhole milk ( 875 ml)

1/3 cup sugar (75 ml)

2 strips orange rind                  

1 cinnamon stick

Pinch salt

1/3 cup short grain rice (75 ml)

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract ( 2.5 ml)

ground cinnamon for garnish



In a mediumsaucepan combine the milk , sugar, cinnamon stick , saltand orange rind.

Bring to the boil on high heat stirring occasionally.

Add the rice, reduce to low and simmer covered for 20 minutes .

Remove cover and continue to simmerfor a further 20-25 minutes, or until rice is very tender and pudding begins to thicken.  Stir occasionally.

Remove rind and cinnamon stick and add vanilla.    Stir and divide mixture into 6 small bowls. 


Sprinkle with cinnamon generously and let cool to room temperature .  Chill or serve warm.


Serves 6    





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