Portuguese Sweet Rice (Arroz Doce)

Recipe by Chef #1335041
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READY IN: 30mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Turn stove to maximum. In a large pot add water. Peel most of the rind from one lemon and add the peels to the pot. Set lemon aside and turn stove down to medium.
  • Add salt and margarine.
  • When water is boiling, add rice. Stir constantly.
  • When most of the liquid boils away, add 1/2 cup of milk. Stir. Repeat this step until all the milk is added.
  • Remove rind from pot.
  • Grate the rest of the lemon zest and add it. Add sugar. Remove pot from element.
  • Slowly stir in egg yolks. (add a little bit of milk to the yolks first).
  • Return pot to the element just until the rice boils. Stir constantly to avoid burning!
  • Pour into casserole dish and allow to cool slightly before covering.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  • Tip: for a stronger lemon flavour, use two lemons. Peel most of the rind from one for the cooking process, and grate most of the zest from a second lemon to add at the end. For a weaker flavour, use only one lemon and make it stretch for both.
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