Rizogalo- Rice Pudding Recipe

Rizogalo- Rice Pudding Recipe

Rizogalo may not be as famous as other Greek dishes like souvlaki, moussaka, or baklava, but it is still a common dessert you can find in traditional Greek restaurants. Rice puddings are a popular comfort food all over the world and are very easy to prepare and enjoy.

Rizogalo (ρυζόγαλο) is named after its two key ingredients: 'rizi' meaning rice, and 'gala' meaning milk.

Rizogalo- Rice Pudding Recipe
Rizogalo- Rice Pudding Recipe

Flavoured with vanilla and cinnamon, it is creamy and tastes delicious warm or chilled.

Here is how to make this recipe easily in your kitchen:

  • 1 litre of milk
  • Four tablespoons of sugar
  • small piece of lemon peel
  • 50g of short-grain rice
  • 50g of hazelnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted
  • Two teaspoons of cornflour
  • Four egg yolks
  • One vanilla pod
  • cinnamon
  • extra milk
Method to make Rizogalo
  1. Heat milk with sugar and lemon peel in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
  2. As soon as the milk reaches boiling point, add the rice and lower heat to a simmer. Let it simmer for 25 minutes, remove from heat and discard the lemon peel.
  3. While the rice is cooking, make a runny paste with the cornflour and extra milk. Add the egg yolks and mix well. Pour the mixture into the saucepan and stir quickly. Add the vanilla pod. Return to low heat and keep stirring until it is the consistency of porridge.
  4. Pour into individual bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon and hazelnuts.
  5. Rizogalo can be served either warm or chilled.

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