Tender, soft, fluffy rice pudding – Georgian style
07 November, 2015
Many nations consume rice in different forms and Georgia is no exception. Besides shilaplavi, a traditional Georgian dish prepared with meat or mushrooms similar to Italian risotto, Georgian cuisine can boast sweet rice pudding as well. This delicious dessert is prepared by many countries across the world and here we present to you the traditional Georgian version.


One teacup of rice
2 teacups of milk
3 tbsp of butter
Half teacup of sugar
2 eggs
Pinch of salt


Rinse the rice very well, until the water is clear and then drain. Pour rice into the saucepan and fill with cold water until it covers the rice completely. When the rice is half-cooked, drain and rinse it with cold water. Place rice back into the saucepan, add 2 cups of milk, butter, sugar, salt, vanilla and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once the pudding has thickened, remove it from the heat and let it cool down. Meanwhile separately beat yolks and whip away egg whites until they get light and fluffy. First add yolks to rice and mix well, then add egg whites and mix up gently. Place the mixture in small oily clay pots, sprinkle with cracker, biscuit or dry bread crumbs and bake in the oven over 160 degrees. When the crumbs become golden brown, the dessert is ready. You can serve pudding either with jam, honey or garnish with cinnamon powder, nuts or fruit. Enjoy your pudding warm or cold, depending on your preference.

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