Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rizogalo (Greek Rice Pudding)

This is one of my favoyrite deserts! My dad used to make this really often when we were little and we all loved it! Its name literally means rice - milk (as in Greek, rizi means rice and gala means milk). 

Ingredients (for about 6 little bowls)
1/2 cup short grain white rice
1.5 cup  water
3.5 cups milk
1.5 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
cinnamon for serving
optional: zest of 1/2 lemon
 

How to Make
In a saucepan boil 1.5 cup of water and add the rice. Let it cook until rice is done for about 7-10 minutes. The rice must be soft - if needed add little hot water. Then add 3 cups milk, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon zest (opptional) and let it warm up.
In the meanwhile mix cornflour and the remaining 1/2 cup of milk until fully homogeneous and throw them in the pot too. From now on, lower the heat and boil for 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickens. Divide into small bowls and let cool well. When cool, sprinkle with cinnamon and refrigerate.
Find it in Greek here.
 

88 comments:

  1. I love rice pudding. Yours look so good. I wish I had some. Rice pudding is such a comfort food.

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  2. Mmm...I love rice pudding, too. I should make this soon!

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  3. What a lovely recipe. Your presentation is excellent. You are a great photographer! Ciao!

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    1. Thank u so much! I like photography and I try my best with the camera I have!

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  4. Lovely presentation. The rice pudding looks so smooth and creamy! Bet they taste great!

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  5. Hi, happy that I've landed here while blog hopping, always liked to try different cuisines, and Greek food looks so interesting and delicious, will be trying out your recipes dear, following you..

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  6. I am a HUGE fan of rice puddings! Love the cinnamon sprinkle on top!

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  7. Lovely Rice Pudding, quite similar to the Rice Kheer we make. now I understand the similarity u were telling on my rice kheer post. will try this soon .Very nicely presented and fab clicks dear :)

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  8. Oh Elpiniki,I'm drooling!These are so similar to the ones we make and I'm craving some really badly :)Will be making these very soon!

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    1. Thank u! Hope u try this version and like it too!

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  9. Looks great! I love Rice pudding :)

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  10. YUM!!! One of my childhood favorite desserts!

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  11. Yummy ! I love the generous cinnamon sprinkle :)

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    1. This is my favourite too! I sprinkle extra cinammon when eating!

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  12. delicious rice pudding.....love the heart shaped dusting :-) I hav awards for u in my space.....Plz accept :-)

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  13. LOVE THIS. It's like a cross-over between German milk rice (Milchreis) and Turkish rice pudding (Muhallebi). I could just roll around in stuff like this (not literally, of course...)! :)

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    1. As I see it, every nation has its own traditional deserts that are similar... any combination could be great!

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  14. I haven't tried rice pudding before, this sounds delicious though..I will have to give it a go. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  15. I love rice pudding! Your version looks really delicious!
    Happy weekend to you!

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  16. Oh wow, these rice pudding cups looks so delicious! Your recipe sounds very fresh and light. I also love all those cute little shapes on the tops. Will definitely try this recipe soon!

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  17. delicious recipe...looks very appetizing..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  18. Beautifully done! I love the cinnamon garnish....mmmmmmm.

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  19. We make rice pudding in India but use cardamom instead of cinnamon. Will try this recipe with lemon zest and cinnamon. Sounds delicious just saying it aloud

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  20. I never tried it with lemon zest. great idea!
    By the way, Elpiniki, I have a surprise for you in my blog :)
    Take care...
    Ayse

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  21. Wow, anything with rice milk and sugar is comfort food..Awesome

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  22. this is really new to me..we never had rice as sweet dessert here except for glutinous rice, thanks for sharing, elpinki! have a good day!

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  23. I think I will not buy any more cook-books, and just read your blog instead! This looks lovely, as does the Fasolada in your previous post. Delicious :)

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  24. You have an award at my space,please come & grab,dear!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  25. Looks LUSH!! :-) btw I have given you the Sunshine Award on my blog

    http://mycherrylane.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunshine-award.html

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    1. Thank u so much!!!! Coming for it!

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  26. We have an Indian version of the rice pudding...no wait..many versions actually and I love them all. I love those lil pots and the cinnamon heart:)

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  27. Hi Elpiniki! Just dropping by again to share The Liebster Blog Award with you! :)

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    1. Thank u so much! Coming to receive it!

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  28. oh man, it has been sooo long since i've had rice pudding...thanks for bringing back memories! i will definitely be making this sometime soon :)

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    1. Thank u! Hope u try this and love it!

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  29. I like puddings. Yours is looking smooth and yummy.

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    1. Thank u so much! Hope u try this version too!

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  30. Pudding is really tempting!! Loved the cute designs you've made too :)

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  31. This is my husbands favorite dish, and I've been looking for a good recipe, yours is perfect!!! Gonna try it today :) thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank u! Hope u and your husband love it, looking forward to your feedback!

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  32. I have never heard of this-interesting and beautifully served!


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    1. Thank u so much! Hope u try this, its easy!!!

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