Ground-Rice Pudding (Mehallabia)

Recipe by Bayhill
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, soak raisins in hot water. In a blender, process rice 5 minutes on high.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, ground rice and cornstarch. Stirring constantly over medium heat, gradually add milk; continue stirring until slightly thickened. Simmer 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Butter a 9-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • Drain and dry raisins. Stir soaked raisins, vanilla, and pistachios into pudding. Pour into buttered dish.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a brown crust forms. Stir crust into pudding; set aside to cool.
  • Sprinkle pudding with rose water or ground cinnamon. Serve warm with half and half or, refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving.
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