Friday, 22 November 2013


“Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.” - Mitch Hedberg

For Food Friday, a classic dessert recipe popular in many parts of the world. This version is from Greece.


3 and 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup short grain rice (high in starch)
2 strips orange peel (peel of half an orange)
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Ground cinnamon for garnish

1) In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, milk, cinnamon stick, and orange peel.
2) Bring to the boil on high heat stirring all the while.
3) Add the rice and simmer covered for about 20 minutes. Remove cover and continue to simmer for a further 20-25 minutes, or until rice is very tender and pudding begins to thicken. Stir occasionally.
4) Remove rind and cinnamon stick and add vanilla. Stir and divide mixture into four bowls.
5) Sprinkle with cinnamon generously and let cool in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme.


  1. If a person's mother made this sort of pudding in the 1940s and 1950s, there is nothing more comforting now. Rice pudding tastes wonderful AND provides a sense of stability and tranquility.

  2. i have heard of this dish, but haven't tried it before (and we do eat rice three times -or more, lol- a day!).

    thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday!