Rice Pudding

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Rice Pudding (Sütlaç)

Rice1/2 cup90 gr
Water1 1/2 cup300 gr
Starch1 1/2 tablespoon10 gr
Milk5 cup1 kg
Sugar1 1/3 cup240 gr
Lemon peel (grated)2 teaspoon10 gr
Cinnamon1 teaspoon2 gr


Wash rice and cook for 20 minutes with 1 cup of water over low heat. Dissolve starch in 1/2 cup of water. Add starch and milk into cooked rice, stir and cook for 10 minutes. Add sugar and lemon rind. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Pour into dessert bowls. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy299 cal
Protein6,5 g
Fat3,2 g
Carbohydrates61,6 g
Calcium211 mg
Iron0,45 mg
Phosphorus173 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium85 mg
Vitamin A343 iu
Thiamine0,07 mg
Riboflavin0,25 mg
Niacin0,41 mg
Vitamin C1 mg
Cholesterol18 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It is a common and simple dessert, easy to prepare and yet it is delicious when served with different foods. It can be served with crushed nuts, fresh fruits or preserves. If baked sütlaç is to be prepared 1/2 cup of sütlaç is reserved; cooled. Combined with a beaten egg. This mixture is spread over pudding cups. Baked for 10 minutes until golden. This rice pudding or "Sütlaç" is called "Sütlü" or "Sütlü Aş" in some regions of Anatolia. "Sütlü" means "With milk", "Sütlü Aş" means "Meal With Milk".