Friday, November 12, 2010

Portuguese Rice Pudding

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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.

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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.

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Arroz Doce
(Portuguese Rice Pudding)

Ingredients:

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.

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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.

7 comments:

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

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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