Sweet rice is a sort of pudding, and it´s a traditional recipe that you can find it in all regions of Portugal. There are a few different sweet rice recipes, but today I´m sharing the way I do it.
Sweet rice is easy to do, it´s not expensive and you can do it with boiled ice leftovers. We typically serve it while it´s still hot but I think sweet rice is very tasty both hot and cold.
4 Large Cups of Milk
1 Cup of Water
1 Cup of White Rice
1 Cup of Sugar (or less)
1 Tsp Butter
2 eggs beaten
1 Strip of Fresh Lemon Peel
1 Cinnamon stick (optional)
Ground Cinnamon to Sprinkle
Put the rice and the water with the stick of cinnamon and 2 cups of milk in a pan. Cook it in medium heat for about 20 minutes. When necessary add the rest of the milk but don´t allow it to boil. When the rice is tender add the sugar, the butter, the lemon and mix well. Cook the rice for another five minutes.
Then, remove the pan from the heat, remove the cinnamon stick and the lemon and stir in the beaten eggs. Mix it well, until the eggs have incorporated in the rice.
To serve the sweet rice you can use either a serving dish, soup plates or bowls. Finally, sprinkle the sweet rice with ground cinnamon and you can serve both hot, like we do in Portugal, or cold after refrigerate it for a few hours.