Ground Rice Sweet Custard

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“Posted by request, this dessert is an adaptation from "Taste of the Middle East," by Soheila Kimberley.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend the ground rice and the cornstarch together into a smooth paste, adding a little of the cold milk.
  2. Bring the remaining milk to a boil in a saucepan.
  3. Add the sugar, lower heat enough to maintain a gentle simmer.
  4. Gradually add the ground rice mixture to the milk, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  5. Simmer on very low heat for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture has thickened, stirring often and being very careful not to allow it to burn- especially on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add the rosewater and half of the ground almonds, simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Let cool a few minutes and then pour into a serving bowl or 4 serving dishes.
  8. Sprinkle remaining ground almonds and all of the ground pistachios on top and dust with some ground cinnamon.
  9. Serve with syrup or honey on the side.
  10. NOTE: It is important to use SHORT grain rice to acheive the proper consistency.
  11. Grind the raw rice in a blender or food processor.

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