Portuguese Rice Pudding (Arroz Doce)
This Azorean Portuguese sweet rice pudding recipe was shared to me by my mother in-law. Easy to make, this arroz doce (rice pudding) is made with rice, milk, sugar, lemon rind, and garnished with cinnamon.
1 cup white rice 200 grams 1 cup granulated sugar 200 grams 2 cups water 240 grams 2 cups milk 240 grams 5 egg yolks 100 grams 1 lemon rind 15 grams 1 teaspoon Cinnamon powder for decoration 5grams
Rinse the rice and set aside.
Add two cups of water to a medium-size pot and bring to a boil.
Add in the rice and cook for about 20 minutes or until soft.
Once the rice is cooked, add the milk, sugar, and lemon rind and cook for 10 minutes stirring constantly until the rice pudding begins to thicken.
Pour in the egg and continue stirring for 5 minutes. When you notice the rice pudding thickening and bubbling at the surface then it ready.
Transfer the sweet rice pudding onto a servicing plate and spread to even out the surface.
Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Decorate with cinnamon making the classic hashtag design that is traditional to Portuguese rice pudding.
Keep rice pudding covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.
Enjoy this great taste of Portugal.