Portuguese Lemon Rice Pudding – Arroz Doce com Limao

This recipe for Arroz Doce is a variation from the original that uses milk. This recipe is made using condensed milk and lemon pudding. This dessert comes out very rich, creamy and lemony.

Thanks to Leonor Santos for the recipe and photos! I love the Acores tablecloth! Enjoy!

Arroz Doce (Rice Pudding) by Leonor Santos


1 pound Carolina rice

4 cups whole milk

4 cups water

2 cans condensed milk

1 stick Margarine

Zest of 1 lemon

2 boxes of instant lemon pudding



In a heavy pot place rice, milk, water, margarine, condensed milk and lemon zest. Stir from time to time.

When the liquid starts to boil, lower flame and keep stirring from time to time.

When the rice is cooked and all the liquid is absorbed turn off burner, remove from flame. Add the instant lemon pudding and stir fast until everything is incorporated.

Place in serving plates and decorate with cinnamon.


Photos credit: Leonor Santos


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  1. Arcelina says:

    I made the rice pudding for Christmas. It was absolutely to die for.

  2. Lily Martins says:

    Love your receipts, specially cause its Portuguese food.

  3. Tia Maria says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! Tia Maria

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