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Probably my favourite dessert…


  • 240 gr. rice, Bomba or Arborio.
  • 2 litres whole fresh milk.
  • 400 ml. coconut milk.
  • 2 cinnamon sticks.
  • The peel of a mandarin.
  • The peel of half lemon.
  • A vanilla pod, opened in half (to release the seeds).
  • 8 table spoons white sugar.
  • Cinnamon powder.


Using a sifter wash the rice under cold water for a couple of minutes and reserve. This will reduce the starch on the rice and will make the pudding smoother.

In a big pot put the milk, coconut milk, mandarin and lemon peel, the vanilla pod and the cinnamon sticks. At medium-low heat bring to boil and add the rice.

Keep slowly boiling for 35 minutes and constantly stirring with a wooden spoon. The rice loves to stick to the pot. In the last 5 minutes add the sugar.

Serve in individual bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon powder to your taste, loads for me.

You can keep it in the fridge for a couple of days. And have it cold or warm.
You’ll be surprise with the quantity of rice pudding you get with just 240 gr. of rice, share it!