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Muhallebi (Cypriot Rice Powder Pudding)


  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoons orange blossom water
  • 0.50 cup rice flour

Prep time › 5 mins
Cook time › ¼ hr


How to make Muhallebi (Cypriot Rice Powder Pudding)

  • In a basin or a large bowl, mix rice powder into a paste with a little milk taken from the 4 cups.
  • Heat remaining milk to almost boiling point and pour onto the rice paste, stirring well.
  • Return the mix to the saucepan and add orange blossom flower water and bring to boil over gentle heat while ***stirring continuously***.
  • Once the mixture starts bubbling, reduce the heat and continue stirring continuously for another 5-10 minutes more. The continuous stirring makes sure it doesn’t lump.
  • Add sugar and keep stirring until it dissolves completely.
  • If the mixture becomes too thick dilute with a little milk or water.
  • Pour the creamy mixture into small bowls (or a one large shallow dish approximately 1-1 and ½” deep.
  • Decorate the pudding top with pistachios and almonds if desired.
  • Helpful Hints.
  • Add sugar after the rice powder mixture has been stirred, boiled and thickened for at least 10 minutes.
  • At the end, you may wish to place the saucepan in cold water and beat the mixture for a few minutes before pouring into small dishes.

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