Chilled rice pudding

Cool rice pudding for warm weather.
Cool rice pudding for warm weather. Photo: Marina Oliphant

A classic Greek sweet.


1.2 litres milk

1 cinnamon stick

Rind of ⅓ of a lemon

100g short grain rice, rinsed well in cold water

2 egg yolks

125g castor sugar

3 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted


Bring the milk to the boil with the cinnamon and lemon rind and add the washed rice. Lower the heat and simmer (stirring occasionally) for 30 minutes or until very soft.

Mix the yolks with the sugar and stir into the rice, cooking on low heat for a few more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in almonds. Pour into individual bowls and refrigerate until cold.

Some like to serve rice pudding with a little sprinkle of cinnamon, but I like it as is.