• 4 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup long-grain white rice, washed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp cold milk
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • To serve:
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Rizogalo – Greek Rice Pudding

This creamy, sweet dish is another favorite Greek pudding recipe, widely available in Greek pastry shops. One of my favorite Greek Dessert recipes!


Place the milk in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the rice, cinnamon stick and lemon zest, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the rice is tender. In a small saucepan, whisk the cold milk, cornstarch and egg yolks together and simmer over low heat until thickened.

Add this mixture, together with the vanilla and sugar, to the milk and rice mixture. Simmer, stirring, for another 5 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat. Set aside to cool, remove the cinnamon stick, and pour into 4 individual bowls. Refrigerate until ready to use. Sprinkle each bowl with cinnamon before serving.

Serves 4

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