By Alia Zoghib from Lebanon.

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Rose Water Rice Pudding (Riz Bi Haleeb)

This simple, creamy, delicate rice pudding flavoured with rose water and dotted with crunchy pistachios is a Lebanese favourite. It’s best served chilled on a summer’s day.

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 1 hour | Serves: 6

  • 100g of pudding rice
  • 700ml of milk
  • 100g of sugar 1tbsp of rose water
  • Cornstarch (to thicken)
  • Crushed pistachios (to decorate)
  1. Cook the rice and set it aside.
  2. Heat the milk on a low setting in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add cornstarch and stir constantly to thicken.
  4. Dissolve the sugar and rose water in the milk, and add the cooked rice. Keep stirring until it resembles thick custard.
  5. Put into small serving bowls and chill in the fridge.
  6. Decorate with crushed pistachios and serve.

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