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Portuguese Sweet Rice Recipe

Portuguese Sweet Rice

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"My mom would always make this delicious, creamy rice pudding when we were kids. If a thicker rice is desired, increase rice to 1 1/4 cups and add another egg. Sprinkle with cinnamon."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. In a large saucepan over high heat combine sugar and milk. When bubbles form at the edges, stir in rice and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 60 minutes, stirring often, until rice is tender. Do not allow to boil.
  2. Remove from heat and vigorously stir in beaten eggs, a little at a time, until well incorporated. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2007

I've made this recipe many times and always get compliments on it. I sometimes add a bit of vanilla too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 27, 2006

It didn't do anything for me. I was really grossed out by adding the egg once it was removed from the heat. It's just missing something. Some lemon peel maybe??


36 Ratings

Sep 05, 2007

My mom use to make this but she never added vanilla. if you add lemon peels, it takes away the strong taste of the egg.

Apr 22, 2005

If you like rice pudding, this is the stuff you want! As you can see in my photo, I served it to company with strawberry and kiwi slices, garnished with mint. Delicious!

Jun 24, 2008

This was delicious! I followed the submitter's suggestion for thicker pudding so I used 3 eggs and 1 1/4 c rice. I was a little nervous that it still wasn't going to be thick or cook enough but the last 10-15 minutes it thickens quite a bit. Plus the egg thickens it as well. I added vanilla and sprinkled cinnamon on top when served. Mmm mmmm.

Nov 12, 2004

My va-vo used to make this classic dish almost the same way! Excellent!

Jan 13, 2008

My mom always added lemon rind to her arroz doce so I added the rind from one lemon to this recipe. Cut, not grated. Remove the rind before placing the rice into the serving dishes. Bellisimo!

Sep 05, 2006

Very good my grandma use to make it


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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