Portuguese Sweet Rice Dessert |Keeping it Real

Monday, September 28, 2015

Portuguese Sweet Rice Dessert

During the past few weeks, ever since school started, I've been a very lazy crafter. I have several sewing and crochet projects in the making, but I haven't found the patience or the energy to complete them yet. 

I have been cooking a lot, though, trying on new recipes and finding fast and uncomplicated ways to serve healthy food to my family. 

What I bring you today isn't anything new, though. It is actually a traditional Portuguese dessert: sweet rice. 
 
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It's very easy to make, delicious and, truth be told, one of the only two desserts that my son actually eats (the other is strawberry ice cream; he's just not into sweets). 

You seriously need to try it!


To make sweet rice you'll need: 
  • 800 milliliters of milk
  • 100 grams of rice
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • powdered cinnamon 
  • lemon peels (just a couple of bits)
  • 2 egg yellows
 (quantities above will serve 6)

Pour the milk in a pan, add the lemon peels and the cinnamon stick and let it boil.

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As soon as it boils, add the rice and lower the heat. Let it simmer for about 45 minutes in order for the rice to cook very slowly, stirring every five minutes or so.

portuguese sweet rice, desserts, recipes



Halfway through, add the sugar and keep stirring.
 
portuguese sweet rice, desserts, recipes

When the rice is soft and most of the liquid has evaporated, leaving a soft, slightly sticky mixture, add the egg yellows. 

portuguese sweet rice, desserts, recipes

Stir until the egg yellows are evenly mixed and you're done!



Traditionally, sweet rice is served in little clay pots like the ones below:


portuguese sweet rice, desserts, recipes


I have them and I use them on occasion, especially when I make sweet rice to serve at a party or when we have friends over, but most of the times, just for us, I use more practical bowls with lids that I can easily store in the refrigerator. 

portuguese sweet rice, desserts, recipes




As soon as the sweet rice cools down a little, spirnkle it with powdered cinnamon, and it's yours to enjoy!

portuguese sweet rice, desserts, recipes



It can be served hot or cold and I'm partial to eating it still warm from the pan, but even after a few days in the refrigerator it is still amazing.



portuguese sweet rice, desserts, recipes


Enjoy,
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16 comments:

  1. This reminds me of rice pudding.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe at Cooking and Cleaning with J & J.

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    1. Well, I guess it is a sort of rice pudding, though in Portugal it's made this way and called "arroz doce", which translates into sweet rice...

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    1. So very true, though I need to cut back on this all this comfort or increase my hours in the gym...Thank you for stopping by Carlee!

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  3. This sounds like such a neat idea! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  4. I have never heard of Portuguese Sweet Rice Dessert but I will be trying it soon. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you Kathy. I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. I love sweet rice desserts, this sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again next Monday!

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    1. Thank you Joy! I'll be linking up today for sure!

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  6. Thanks for sharing at Tips & Tricks! Hope to see you again this week!

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  7. This is very similar to my Mom's rice pudding!! Yum! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things Link Party!! Come back again!! Pinned!

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  8. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at The Recipe Sharing Pin and Yum Party! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed.

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