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Turkish Rice Pudding (Sütlaç) - Home Style

Course Dessert
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Greg Navage


  • 1 1/2 cups baldo, osmancık, or arborio rice washed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 cups whole milk (raw milk, if you can find it)
  • 2 tablespoons wheat starch dissolved in a little cold water (can substitute corn starch)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs beaten


  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add rice and salt. Turn down heat to medium low and cook until almost all of the water has been absorbed.
  2. Add milk and stir frequently until milk is just under boiling.
  3. Add wheat starch/corn starch and continue stirring until rice is fully cooked - about 20 minutes. Don't let mixture get beyond a simmer or very low boil.
  4. Add sugar and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  6. Turn broiler on high and move the rack close to the top.
  7. Using a ladle, remove one cup of pudding liquid. Try not to get any rice. 

  8. Slowly drizzle the cup of pudding into eggs, beating constantly. Set aside.

  9. Fill small ramekins or oven-proof dessert bowls of your choice. Leave a bit of space at the top. Put bowls on baking tray.
  10. Using a large spoon, float the egg mixture on top of each of the ramekins.
  11. Broil until tops are dark brown and charred in spots.
  12. Remove pudding from oven and cool on countertop, then move to refrigerator.
  13. Serve cold.