Ground Rice Pudding also known as Sütlaç or Muhallebi

All children from Sephardic origin will remember with fondness this rice pudding, Mothers used to decorate each individual dish with cinnamon powder, squeezed between their fingers to write the name or the initials of the child. Each had their own special pudding.

Serves 12

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1 litre milk, low fat should be fine

2 tablespoons rice flour

1 tablespoon corn flour

5 tablespoons sugar  




  • Using a little of the milk, mix the ground rice and corn flour to a smooth paste.

  • Over a medium-low heat, slowly heat the sugar in the rest of the milk.

  • Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, and being careful not to burn the bottom of the pan, add the paste to the milk, and simmer the mixture until it is just off boiling. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens (which it should do in 10-15 minutes).

  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly before pouring it into a glass bowl or individual glass dishes.

  • Decorate each bowls with cinnamon writing your family’s members initials or guests to carry on the tradition.

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