Arroz Doce – Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Cook time: 45 Min  Prep time: 15 Min  Serves: Makes 4 to 6 servings




2 c milk
2 c water
1 strip lemon rind (optional)
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c granulated sugar
ground cinnamon
1/2 c short-grain or arborio rice




1. In a heavy saucepan, combine milk, water, lemon rind, cinnamon stick and salt; cover and bring to a boil. Stir in rice; reduce heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered for 35-40 minutes, or until almost tender, stirring often and scraping sides of pan.
2. Add sugar and continue cooking over low hear for 5 minutes, or until rice is tender and almost all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.
3. Remove cinnamon stick and lemon rind. Pour pudding into a nice serving dish and sprinkle with ground cinnamon, or you can make a design, which my Grandmother almost always did. Serve room temperature or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

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