Rice pudding recipe (Rizogalo)

Rice pudding recipe (Rizogalo)
3.8/5 rating (30 votes)

  • Serves: 6
  • Complexity: easy


  • 120g rice for risotto
  • 2 cups (500g) water
  • a pinch of salt
  • 5 cups milk (1.250 g)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (175 g)
  • a pinch of crushed mastic (1/4tsp)
  • 2 tbs corn flour
  • cinnamon for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Place the mastic crystals in a food processor and pulse to get a fine powder.

  2. Put the rice  in a large pot. Simmer over medium heat with water and salt for 10'. Add the milk, the sugar and the mastic powder and stir until the sugar dissolves.

  3. when the rice is boiled , dissolve the cornflour in some water and put it into the pot stirring constantly.  Continue cooking until the pudding is thick and the rice is tender.

  4. Pour the mixture in 6 bowls or 6 cups, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve hot or cold.


"Rizogalo" is a popular Greek sweet cream consisting of rice ("rizi" in Greek) and milk ("gala" in Greek). When preparing a Greek rizogalo, it is very important to simmer at low temperatures and to stir the mixture, so that the milk doesn’t burn and the rizogalo doesn’t stick on the bottom of the pan.


milk, rice