Riz Bi Haleeb

"Riz bi Haleeb is a delicious creamy Lebanese rice pudding gently flavored with orange blossom. Made with some of the most basic ingredients."
-- @greenbowl2soul
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 5 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons orange blossom water
  • 4 tablespoons chopped pistachio


  • Step 1

    Wash rice and soak in water for around 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Boil milk in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add soaked rice and allow to cook for around 20-25 minutes or until the rice is nicely cooked.

  • Step 3

    When the rice is cooked, add sugar, mix and cook for another minute so that sugar gets dissolved completely.

  • Step 4

    In a bowl mix cornflour with some milk at room temperature to form a paste. Add this paste to the pot and mix. Let the pudding cook for another few minutes till it starts getting thickened.

  • Step 5

    Add orange blossom water, mix and switch off the gas.

  • Step 6

    Pour the pudding in serving bowls and garnish with chopped pistachios.

  • Step 7

    Allow the pudding to reach room temperature. It can be served warm as well as chilled. If you prefer chilled, put in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours before serving.

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