Arroz Doce (Portuguese Sweet Rice)
This was always a family staple and while searching the Portuguese recipes, I noticed it wasn't there and I just have to add it.
- Ready In:
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup white rice
- 2 cups hot milk (whole works best)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 fresh lemon rind (use a vegetable peeler for big pieces for easier removal)
- Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan.
- Add rice and cover, simmering for 20 minutes.
- Add milk, sugar and lemon rind, stirring constantly until thickened to oatmeal consistency, about 15-20 minutes.
- It will also thicken some while cooling.
- Pour into one large serving plate and remove lemon rind.
- Spread flat and allow to cool on wire rack.
- You can be decorative with cinnamon by pinching a bit between your fingers and place while your hand is no more than an inch away from the rice (criss cross patterns are traditional), or you can just dust the entire top with the cinnamon.
- Serve at room temp, but refrigerate uneaten portion.
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Here's the thing this sweet girl who was kind enough to take the time to post for us is from my beloved hometown and I'd bet anything her family is from Sao Miguel, as was my husband's and that's exactly how it was made. YUM! My mom' family was from Mangualde or Northern Portugal and they too added the yolks, combined the milk, etc., both incredibly delicious, both the correct way to prepare. Thanks for sharing.Reply
Tried this and it turned out way too sweet. This is not arroz doce but the English variant of rice pudding - the only difference is that you add powdered cinnamon. The Portuguese variant of rice pudding has less sugar, 4 egg yolks, butter and a cinnamon stick is added with the lemon rind. This recipe should be relabelled.Replies 2
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