Sunday, November 29, 2009

Portuguese Rice Pudding

November's flavor of the month was traditions. Portuguese rice pudding is one of the traditional desserts we have during the holidays or for special occasions. I was always intimidated to make it, but gave it a shot a few months ago. It was actually pretty easy and turned out almost as good as my mom's. Just takes a little patience as you sit by the stove stirring until the rice is just right with the milk. Most rice puddings I've seen around have raisins in them and are a slightly different color than the kind I grew up eating. The Portuguese version doesn't have raisins-yay! It does have more egg yolks, hence the yellow color and a sprinkling of cinnamon on top. Yum!