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Rice pudding ( roz bel laban)

Creamy and rich rice pudding recipe... courtesy to my friend Marwa.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12 people
Author: Amira

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup short grain rice rinsed and clean.
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 7 cups of milk.
  • Sugar to taste.*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.**
  • 1/4 cup table cream.
  • 5 Tablespoons cornstarch.

Serve topped with any or combination of:

  • Ground cinnamon chopped nuts, raisins, ice cream, dried fruits or whipped cream.

Instructions

  • In a deep bowl or measuring cup, add rinsed rice and water, cover and let it set overnight.
  • Add 1/2 cup of milk to the rice/water mixture and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  • Stir the rice in the milk then microwave again for another minutes.
  • Keep stirring and microwaving for 1 minutes until the milk starts to overflow, for me this took only 3 minutes minus 13 seconds. ***
  • Add another 1/2 cup of milk and keep microwaving for 30 minutes increments until the rice is perfectly done to your taste. Mine took another 2 minutes.
  • In a non-stick pot over medium heat add 6 1/2 cups of milk and sugar, heat until it starts to bubble at the edges.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low add the rice/milk mixture and stir. Add the vanilla and keep stirring for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining 1/2 cup of milk then add to the pot. Stir continuously until it slightly thickened.
  • Turn off the heat and add 1/4 cup of table cream then stir to combine.
  • Ladle the rice pudding into individual serving cups/ramekins or into one big deep serving platter a 13x9 pyrex is a great choice as well.
  • You can pop them under the broiler if you want a charred top and this is my favorite way.
  • Serve garnished with dried fruits, nuts or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Enjoy!!

Notes

* I used 1 heaping tablespoon for each cup of milk. ** You can also substitute orange blossom water for vanilla. *** Please note that microwave power do vary so keep an eye on your milk. a helpful hint is to place the cup that contains the mixture in another plate of so to catch any overflowed milk so you can easily put it back as well.