Posted on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Dessert Recipes

Portuguese Sweet Rice (Arroz Doce) Recipe

Portuguese sweet rice recipe (receita de arroz doce), a very popular, easy to make, and amazing dessert.
5 out of 5 with 431 ratings
Views: 320600
Portuguese Sweet Rice (Arroz Doce) Recipe


Preparation time 20 min
Cooking Time 20 min
Ready In 40 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings6

Ingredients

2 cups of water1 cup of short grain (arborio) rice2 cups of hot milk (whole works best)1 cup of sugar1 fresh lemon rind (use a vegetable peeler for big pieces for easier removal)Cinnamon2 egg yolks (optional)
2 cups of water1 cup of short grain (arborio) rice2 cups of hot milk (whole works best)1 cup of sugar1 fresh lemon rind (use a vegetable peeler for big pieces for easier removal)Cinnamon2 egg yolks (optional)
Get Portuguese ingredients

Preparation

  1. Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan.
  2. Add rice and cover, simmering for 20 minutes.
  3. Add milk and lemon rind, stirring constantly until thickened to oatmeal consistency, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. It will also thicken some while cooling.
  5. Add sugar and stir well.
  6. Add 2 egg yolks slowly while mixing (optional).
  7. Pour into one large serving plate and remove lemon rind.
  8. Spread flat and allow to cool on wire rack.
  9. You can be decorative with cinnamon by pinching a bit between your fingers and place while your hand is no more than an inch away from the rice (criss cross patterns are traditional), or you can just dust the entire top with the cinnamon.
  10. Serve at room temp, but refrigerate uneaten portion.
Adpated from a Recipe by: Jennie
Portuguese Almond Pudding Recipe
Portuguese Almond Pudding Recipe

This Portuguese almond pudding ( pudim de amendoas) recipe makes an amazing pudding using only simple ingredients.

Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings6
Portuguese Angel Wings (Coscorões) Recipe
Portuguese Angel Wings (Coscorões) Recipe

How to make Portuguese angel wings fried pastry (Coscorões).

Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8
Portuguese Maria Biscuit Dessert Recipe
Portuguese Maria Biscuit Dessert Recipe

This Portuguese Maria biscuit dessert recipe makes a refreshing, delicious and a to die for dessert. Enjoy!

Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings4

Ana
Ana
Hi Eddie, it should be noted that the rice should be cooked & soft before adding the sugar as once the sugar is added the rice, it stops the rice from cooking. This was taught to me by a Portuguese lady that was over 100 years old.
1 year ago, Wednesday, May 3, 2023
reply
LuAnn (Soares) Silveri
LuAnn (Soares) Silveri
That’s a great tip! Never knew that.
1 year ago, Friday, May 12, 2023
Betty C.
Betty C.
Yes, My Mom taught me the same thing. Add sugar once you're happy with the texture of the rice as once you add the sugar the rice will stop cooking.
4 months ago, Sunday, February 18, 2024
Eileen
Eileen
First time making this. My neighbor who is Portuguese recently lost her Mom and her husband so I'm making this for her for Easter. It tastes fantastic. I did not use the eggs.
1 year ago, Saturday, April 8, 2023
reply
Richie B
Richie B
The steps here differ from initial instructions to drain rice par cook . I’ve made but 2 cups milk make it a bit watery than I like , but the taste is there
1 year ago, Tuesday, April 4, 2023
reply
Denise Jennings
Denise Jennings
It’s a lovely dessert. You didn’t mention it here but a good reminder to tell people to temper the eggs before adding to pudding. The first time I made it was for after dinner, but this time we had it after breakfast!! I know. We are so greedy for the pudding no one in the family could wait for dinner time.
1 year ago, Tuesday, March 28, 2023
reply
captcha

You might also like:

Here are 10 how to kitchen tips that will help you and you should remember before getting crazy in your kitchen.
In these modern times, coffee is one of the beverages that the majority of people enjoy drinking. It's possible that you, too, are a coffee enthusiast who enjoys starting your day with a delicious cup of java.
We share interesting Portugal Facts and how the Portuguese culture has spread around the world as a result of cultural diffusion to the global community.
A Top 10 count down from the archives of all of Jamie's classic food tricks and tips to make you a ninja in the Kitchen.
Top 20 places to visit in Portugal .
A couple who have travelled all over the world, decided to settle in Portugal. They purchased a farm, renovated it and now are moving in.