• Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10



  • 8 cups milk
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded citrus zest (orange, lemon, or lime)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In pot over moderately high heat, bring milk to slight boil. Add rice and stir well until boil returns. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer uncovered 30 minutes. Make sure to stir regularly so milk does not congeal or stick to sides and/or bottom of pot.
  • 2. Add sugar, vanilla, and citrus rind; continue to simmer and occasionally stir another 10 minutes.
  • 3. Beat egg yolks with cold milk; whisk in corn flour and mix well.
  • 4. After 10 minutes in Step 2, pour egg yolk mixture into pot; whisk well to incorporate. Simmer another 3-5 minutes, until thick.
  • 5. Remove from heat. Using ladle, spoon out mixture into bowls. Let stand 1 hour to cool. Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with curls of shaved citrus rind.
  • 6. Serves 6-8.


Author Credit: The Everything Mediterranean Diet Book

Website Credit: http://moogieland.blogspot.com/2011/03/rizogalo-rice-pudding-and-cookbook.html

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