Greek rice pudding

With Rice,

authentic greek rice pudding recipe easy creamy rizogalo

Greek rice pudding

Serves6 servings
Cooks In5' preparation | 20' cooking


  • ¾ cup rice, sticky or Carolina
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 cup fresh milk
  • ¼ tsp. ground mastic
  • 2 heaped tbsp. cornstarch
  • Cinnamon to serve


  1. Put the rice in a pot with the water and the salt, and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix in 4 cups of milk with the sugar and mastic.
  3. Once the rice is cooked, dissolve the corn flour in a glass of cold milk and pour into the pot.
  4. Simmer until the rice pudding begins to thicken.
  5. Still warm, divide between 6 serving bowls or tall Collins glasses.
  6. Let it cool and chill. Sprinkle the greek rice pudding with cinnamon and serve.


  • There are many different versions of the greek rice pudding (rizogalo); it is an easy and creamy dessert that can be enjoyed all year round.
  • In the winter serve with a traditional fruit preserve, such as quince or sour cherry.
  • For spring serve warm with slices of fresh strawberry.
  • Enjoy frozen with plenty of cinnamon during the summer months.
  • In the fall indulge in a bowl of steaming rice pudding with caramelized apples and cinnamon.