Greek rice pudding

Prep time: 25min
Servings: 4 portions

Ingredients

  • 250 g glutinous rice 
  • 500 ml water 
  • 500 ml milk, 3,5% 
  • 400 ml heavy cream 35% 
  • 200 g granulated sugar 
  • 6 cardamom, seeds 
  • 2 stick(s) cinnamon 
  • cinnamon, ground, to serve

Method

  1. In a pot, add the rice, water, milk and heavy cream.
  2. In a small food processor, beat the granulated sugar and 6 cardamom seeds. Beat for 1 minute, until the seeds are finely ground.
  3. If you don’t have cardamom, you can add a vanilla pod and its seeds directly to the pot.
  4. Add the aromatic mixture to the pot.
  5. Stir and add the cinnamon sticks.
  6. Place the pot over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  7. Lower heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes stirring continuously. It is important to stir continuously so that the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.  
  8. As soon as it comes to a boil, lower heat to medium-low.
  9. The longer you stir the more the mixture will thicken.
  10. As soon as the rice begins to thicken, remove from heat, remove lid and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
  11. You can serve it warm or cold. If you like it cold, refrigerate to chill.
  12. To serve your rice pudding in the traditional Greek way, sprinkle with a generous amount of ground cinnamon.