Ramadan recipes: Tickle your taste buds with sweet, creamy rice pudding

The traditional rice pudding dessert is still a favorite over the Ramadan period

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Pangs of hunger are no stranger to Muslims marking Ramadan with dawn-to-dusk fasts and at the end of each day, you may find yourself running out of ideas for delicious yet light desserts. Why not try the traditional rice pudding dessert, easy to make with this simple method.

Rice Pudding Shutterstock
Rice Pudding Shutterstock


8 cups full fat milk ( 2 liters )
1/2 cup of short grain rice
1/2 cups sugar ( or more )
1 tbsp. orange blossom essence
Pinch of Saffron


1- Wash rice well several times to remove loose starch. Bring milk into a boil then add the washed rice. Bring the rice-milk mixture into a boil again.

2- Cook over medium heat for about 40 and 50 minutes, stirring every now and then gently in order not to have your rice grains broken or stuck.

3- When the rice softens and the milk starts to thicken, which gives you an indication that you recipe is almost done, add the sugar and stir into the mixture.

4- Remove from heat. Stir in orange blossom essence. And saffron

5- Pour into individual serving bowls. Allow to cool, refrigerate and serve cold.

Rice Pudding Shutterstock
Rice Pudding Shutterstock

Delicious tips:

- For a richer version, use a combination of milk and cream.
- Traditionally, garnish the bowls with chopped pistachio nuts, blanched almonds or pine nuts. And saffron.

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