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Vanilla Rice Pudding

By November 8, 2009

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Rice pudding is a much-loved, old-fashioned dessert. Served warm, it's comforting on a cold night, or served chilled, it's just as soothing in warmer weather.

The world's soft spot for rice pudding is evident in the hundreds of recipes for the timeless dish. In Greece there's the creamy cinnamon infused "rizgalo"; in Lebanon aromatic "meghli", a ground rice pudding, is served on special occasions. In Thailand sweet sticky rice is served with succulent mango and coconut milk. The English love slowly-baked rice puddings while the Spanish love "arroz con leche" cooked on the stove-top with hints of citrus.

This vanilla rice pudding recipe is a simple one that takes under 15 minutes to prepare. It's infused with lemon zest and cinnamon and makes a gorgeous, quick and creamy dessert.

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