Friday, November 12, 2010

Portuguese Rice Pudding


Revisiting an old favorite of ours.

It makes me think of my greatgrandma and makes me miss her even more.  I remember her standing over the stove with her apron around her waist, stirring and stirring the pot, the scent of lemon peel and cinnamon permeating the air.


Love it and when I'm having a day where I am really missing her, I always make this pudding.

My kids love it too which is always a bonus.


Arroz Doce
(Portuguese Rice Pudding)


1 1/2 quarts of milk (6 cups)
1 1/4 cup of uncooked white rice
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 cinnamon stick

Over high heat, combine cinnamon stick, sugar and milk. When bubbles form at edges, stir in rice and reduce heat to medium-low.
Cook 60 minutes, stirring often, until rice is tender. Do NOT allow to boil.

Remove from heat, remove cinnamon stick and vigorously stir in beaten eggs, a little at a time, until well incorporated. Pour into serving dish, sprinkle with ground cinnamon and serve warm.
Refrigerate the leftovers.


Now, in my family we let it cool down a bit and then eat it warm, but I have to say that the next day, it tastes just as good cold out of the refrigerator.


  1. I remember eating that a ton when I lived in Portugal for a while! I can't wait to make it again!

  2. YUM! I just scrolled threw a bunch of your recipes and I am going to give several a try! I love trying new stuff... the kids liking it is an added bonus!

    Mrs. Nurse Boy

  3. That looks delicious Sandra! I can almost taste it!!

  4. I haven't had rice pudding in years, this looks wonderful! Thanks!

  5. I finally tried rice pudding this summer at the Greek food festival down the street from us and I was in LOVE. So... I tried your version b/c i knew that the cinnamon was KEY to making it that amazing. I loved the flavor, but I didn't cook my rice long enough. I'll give it another try though! Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

  6. Question, do you need to use eggs? reason being I'm pregnant and avoiding uncooked eggs... Thanks...

  7. m speechless , when i saw first picture of this recipe , my hunger awake. but now this time i cudn't do anything for it (hunger). you're awesome.