Nigerian Rice Water

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Engrossed

From: “Flavors of Africa Cookbook” This unusual drink is served for either breakfast or dessert in Nigeria. It is particularly popular in Lagos.

Top Review by cookiedog

Loved this one! It has the flavors of rice pudding in a beverage. I had the first glass warm and would suggest serving it that way on a cold night and then had a cold glass over ice and the spices seemed to come out a little stronger that way. Both were delightful. Made for ZWT family Picks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the rice into a pan with the milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain through a cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve.
  3. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and peel.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator and serve.

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