We are currently lucky enough to have Grant Lloyd staying with us in Kerala as our Guest Chef. Having trained and worked closely with Jamie Oliver he has a wealth of knowledge and skill and has been getting in the kitchen every day coming up with new, delicious dishes for us. Inspired by our forthcoming Portugal pop up Grant came up with this Portugese sweet rice dessert known as Arroz Doce but has added a Keralan twist. It’s an easy tasty treat with ingredients straight out of the store cupboard!
Arroz Doce – Serves 3 – 4 people
•150g Pudding Rice
•125ml Coconut Milk
•1 Vanilla Pod
•2 Cardamon Pods
•Small Stick Of Cinnamon
•Zest Of 1 Lemon
•3Tablespoons of Sugar
1. Place the rice, liquids, sugar, cinnamon stick, lemon zest and cardamon pods in a pot. Score the vanilla pod lengthways, scrape the seeds out, adding both to the pot.
2. Stir well and gently bring to the boil, then simmer on a low heat for 25-35 minutes until the rice is cooked and creamy in texture.
3. Serve with a sprinkling of Cinnamon.
Easy as that! We can’t wait to serve this up in Portugal this May 🙂
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