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Greek Rice Pudding (rizogalo)

Savoring the Richness of Greek Rice Pudding

Embark on a culinary journey with Greek Rice Pudding (Rizogalo), a dessert cherished for its creamy texture and heartwarming taste.

Greek Rice Pudding (rizogalo)

Greek Rice Pudding (rizogalo)

Recipe by George Zolis
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Discover the comfort of homemade Greek Rice Pudding (Rizogalo) with this easy recipe. This creamy, sweet dessert combines the simplicity of rice, milk, and honey with the richness of butter and vanilla, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a heartwarming treat. Every step, from boiling the rice to achieving the perfect creamy texture, is crafted to bring you a taste of Greek culinary tradition right in your kitchen. Ideal for dessert lovers, this rice pudding recipe is a testament to simple ingredients creating extraordinary flavors.

Course: DessertCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 350 g 12.3 oz Water

  • 90 g 3.2 oz Carolina Rice

  • 1 pinch 1 pinch Salt

  • 1000 ml 34 fl oz Milk

  • 150 g 5.3 oz Sugar

  • 50 g 1.8 oz Honey

  • 90 g 3.2 oz Corn Starch

  • 1 tsp 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (or 2 Vanillins)

  • 50 g 1.8 oz Butter

  • Cinnamon Powder to sprinkle

Recipe directions

  • Place a pot on the stove and add water, rice, a pinch of salt, and let it boil for about 15 minutes until the rice absorbs the water.
  • Reserve 1 cup of milk from the 1 liter, and add the rest to the pot with the boiled rice. Add sugar and honey, and stir.
  • In the reserved milk, add the corn starch and mix well. Then add it to the pot. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir well until the butter melts. Then let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Divide the mixture into small bowls. Sprinkle cinnamon over the rice pudding.

Recipe video

Ρυζογαλο - Greek Rice Pudding Rizogalo

Crafting the Perfect Rice Base for Rizogalo

Boiling the Rice

Begin by boiling Carolina rice with water and a pinch of salt. This step is crucial for achieving the pudding’s foundational texture.

Adding Milk and Sweeteners

Gradually add milk to the cooked rice, along with sugar and honey, to infuse sweetness and creaminess into the base of your rice pudding.

Achieving the Perfect Consistency

Incorporating Corn Starch

Mix corn starch with a portion of milk and then blend it into the pot. Continuous stirring is key to avoiding lumps and ensuring a smooth, thick consistency.

Finalizing the Mixture

After thickening, remove the pot from the heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract, enriching the rice pudding with additional flavor and a velvety texture.

Adding the Finishing Touches to Your Rizogalo

Enhancing Flavor with Butter and Vanilla

The addition of butter and vanilla extract rounds off the flavors, making the rice pudding irresistibly rich and aromatic.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the rice pudding in small bowls, garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder for a delightful contrast of flavors.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7.7g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 4.8g 20%
  • Cholesterol 24mg 8%
  • Sodium 4945mg 207%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 99mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 50.9g 17%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.3g 0%
    • Sugars 31.3g
  • Protein 5.1g 10%
  • Calcium 162%
  • Vitamin D 4%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.