Cookbook:Italian Rice Pudding

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Italian Rice Pudding
Category Rice recipes
Servings 8
Time 1½ hours



  1. Bring water to a boil, add rice, salt, and butter.
  2. Cover, lower heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Place rice in upper part of double boiler with half and half, sugar, cinnamon stick, and lemon peel.
  4. Bring to boil over direct heat.
  5. Place over simmering water in double boiler and cook for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove cinnamon stick and lemon peel.
  7. Pour rice mixture into a 2-US-quart (1.9 l) casserole and allow to cool.
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder.

Tips, Notes, and VariationsEdit

  • The rice should be plump, medium grain rice that contains a lot of starch, like Arborio or Carnaroli. Other rices that work well are Roma, Nano, Maratelli, and Vialone.
  • Mixture will thicken as it cools.
  • Best at room temperature or slightly warm.