arroz doce - cinnamon rice pudding

★★★★☆ 11
By Genny Miller
from NAMPA, ID

My Portuguese Grandmother would make this wonderful rice pudding as a special treat for me and my two brothers. It was always so sweet and creamy...and out of this world!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Cinnamon perfection! This rice pudding is so very creamy and flavorful... the ideal warm-ya-up treat!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 11
serves Makes 4 to 6 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For arroz doce - cinnamon rice pudding

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

How To Make arroz doce - cinnamon rice pudding

  • 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.