Rating: 4.75 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Greek rice pudding is simple, comforting, and delicious. Some people in Greece make it with eggs, but my aunt prefers without. Best enjoyed cold - if you can wait that long!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered very slowly, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has been absorbed and rice is soft, about 30 minutes.

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  • Pour 2 cups milk and sugar into the saucepan and increase heat to high.

  • Meanwhile, stir together 1/2 cup milk and cornstarch in a bowl.

  • Once rice-milk mixture is boiling, add cornstarch mixture and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined. Remove from heat.

  • Ladle rice pudding into individual serving dishes and sprinkle with cinnamon. Allow to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 31.2g; fat 3.4g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 43.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2020
I really like this not too sweet dessert! I followed the recipe exactly except for one thing: I continued to cook the mixture for 1 minute after adding cornstarch to make sure it wouldn’t taste starchy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2018
so fun to make with Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2020
I really like this not too sweet dessert! I followed the recipe exactly except for one thing: I continued to cook the mixture for 1 minute after adding cornstarch to make sure it wouldn’t taste starchy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2020
Such a quick and easy recipe, had 2L of milk that was going to expire and didn't want it to go to waste. I adapted the recipe by cooking the rice in milk and gradually adding the sugar throughout and it came out with an extra creamy/custard like consistency , my partner who is half greek loved it! I did add a pinch of salt just to balance the sweetness and probably only used 3 tbs Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2021
I cooked medium grain (sushi) rice in our new Faberware instant pot on the rice setting (P03). Package said 1 1/2 cups rice to 2 cups water, so that's what I did, and it turned out perfect. While this was cooking, I heated the 2 cups milk with the 4 tbs sugar at a notch below medium on the gas stove in a sauce pan, stirring here and there with a wooden spoon until just about to boil. I poured in the 1/2 cup of milk with the 4 tbs corn starch, and 1 tsp vanilla (mixed with a fork in glass liquid measuring cup). I simply added cooked rice until I liked the consistency. About 2 cups worth. Cooked on stove after until it thickened up like how I wanted it to feel when stirring it. Looked about right too, with equal parts sauce and rice, or just so. Turned out great! My 83-year-old mom loved it. Had seconds. No cinnamon for her, though. Doesn't like it, but love this pudding. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2022
This recipe is simple and delicious. I was looking to replicate a recipe from a local pizza shop that stopped selling their rice pudding and this recipe is spot on. Thank you! It’s thick, and not too sweet. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2018
so fun to make with Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2020
We're not into very sugary desserts so I used only 3 tablespoons of sugar instead of the 4 as directed. It was excellent, very creamy, a hit with my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2020
This is a delicious recipe for rice pudding. It is creamy and easy to make. Just Before ladling into individual serving dishes, I mixed in 1/4 cup of drained raisins that I had earlier soaked in 1/4 cup of warmed coconut rum. Really flavorful! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2018
yummy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2020
I made this and for our tastes, it needed more sugar. I would add about 4 more Tablespoons sugar. Otherwise, I really liked the pudding and it is easy to make. Read More