Portuguese Sweet Rice from Portuguese Menu
4 Large Cups of Milk
1 Cup of Water
1 Cup of White Rice
1 Cup of Sugar (or less)
1 Tsp Butter
2 eggs beaten
1 Strip of Fresh Lemon Peel
1 Cinnamon stick (optional)
Ground Cinnamon to Sprinkle
Put the rice and the water with the stick of cinnamon and 2 cups of milk in a pan. Cook it in medium heat for about 20 minutes. When necessary add the rest of the milk but don´t allow it to boil. When the rice is tender add the sugar, the butter, the lemon and mix well. Cook the rice for another five minutes.
Then, remove the pan from the heat, remove the cinnamon stick and the lemon and stir in the beaten eggs. Mix it well, until the eggs have incorporated in the rice.
To serve the sweet rice you can use either a serving dish, soup plates or bowls. Finally, sprinkle the sweet rice with ground cinnamon and you can serve both hot, like we do in Portugal, or cold after refrigerate it for a few hours.
Review: This was soo good. It tastes just like my mother in law used to make it. It did take a lot longer to cook then the recipe stated. My rice came out a little watery, so I think the next time I make it I will take my time and like it soak up the juices. This recipe dose have the right flavor though!