Rice Pudding Flavored With Lemon | Easy Desert
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In my country, Colombia, we eat rice any way we can think of. One of the most traditional and delicious dessert is the rice pudding and one it is of my favorites as well! I want you to be aware that this dessert takes time to prepare. It is not a quick recipe! It requires patience, as it requires you to stir constantly! The results are well worth your effort! I can guarantee that if you follow the directions below, you will have a delicious and rice pudding flavored with lemon with a texture and flavor second to none!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Colombian
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 Cup of rice
  • 4 cups of water divided
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ can condense milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of raisins
  1. WASH the rice and place it in a bowl with 2 cups of water. Keep it there for at least 2 hours or even better, overnight.
  2. PEEL the lemon, and use only the lemon peel and cut it into very thin slices.
  3. TRANSFER the rice with the water to a heavy-bottomed pot
  4. ADD the 2 additional cups of water and the lemon peel, bring to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to the lowest possible (I sometimes use a diffuser).
  5. SIMMER for an hour stirring twice until thick and creamy
  6. ADD the milk, sugar and salt
  7. STIR well with a wooden spoon, so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot or it doesn’t burn. It is really important to keep cooking the rice for another 45 minutes without letting it boil! Keep stirring constantly, the rice should be cooked, but there should be visible creamy liquid.
  8. ADD the sweetened condensed milk, stirring until creamy. Remove the pot from the stove.
  9. PEEL another lemon to use as garnish
  10. NOTE: To make sure that the rice pudding is done, the liquid should not all be absorbed. If the liquid looks like it is absorbing too quickly, remove from heat. The texture of this dessert should be creamy
  11. SERVE immediately in small bowls, cups etc., garnish with lemon peel.
  12. NOTE: you can also add raisins and sprinkle cinnamon on top of each individual serving.
Recipe by Cooking Easy Meals at http://cookingeasymeals.com/rice-pudding-flavored-with-lemon/