Saturday, September 10, 2011

Arroz Doce - Lemon Rice Pudding Recipe

This is a lemon rice pudding from Portugal. All the ingredients are readily available, will serve six to eight, it is very inexpensive and everyone will enjoy it.

3/4 cup medium or short-grain rice
5 cups milk
1-1/2 T. grated lemon rind
3 T. butter
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
3 T. fresh lemon juice
1/4 t. ground cinnamon

Step 1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil and gradually add the rice. Cook, stirring, two minutes then remove from heat and drain the rice in a colander or sieve.

Step 2. Combine 2-1/2 cups milk, the lemon rind and butter in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and add the rice, stirring. Cook over very low heat, stirring frequently. After 30 minutes or when the rice absorbs all the milk, stir in the remaining milk and continue cooking until the rice is soft and the mixture looks like a thick, creamy sauce.

Step 3. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light and lemon colored. Add the lemon juice. Fold the egg mixture into the rice and set over low heat, stirring constantly for 4 or 5 minutes, spoon the rice into a serving dish, allow to cool. Dust with ground cinnamon and serve.

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