Treat Yourself to a Little Something Sweet With This Classic Greek Dessert
Greek Rice Pudding, AKA Rizogalo
Recipe and photos by Launie Kettler
Creamy rice pudding that’s been combined with a hint of lemon is truly decadent. And when it’s topped with gorgeous pistachios, that just makes everything even better.
So, much better.
With a touch of cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon, this recipe adds a Greek spin to rice pudding, which is known as rizogalo in Greece and is named for the two main ingredients: rice (rizi) and milk (gala).
Get ready to savor this perfectly sweet rice pudding and envision yourself on one of the amazing islands of Greece – here are some breathtaking images of the best places to visit, if that helps – enjoying one of their many fun food festivals (there's even one for pistachios). Just imagine the sea breeze blowing through your air, basking in the rays of the sun, and nibbling on little nutty bundles of color.
This Greek-inspired rice pudding recipe encourages that daydream. How fun is that?
About the Author
Launie Kettler is a food writer and photographer who lives in a suburb of Burlington, VT. She cooks big food in a small kitchen, and her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin. Launie is the co-author of The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook and her recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Fresh Magazine, and on Salon. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @teenytinykitchenvt and on her blog at TeenyTinyKitchen.com.