This is guaranteed to be the best rice pudding you’ve ever tried!
– 1 cup pudding rice, washed and soaked in water for 15 minutes
– 3/4 cup caster sugar
– 5 mastic gum, grinded in a mortar (this is not arabica gum and it can be found in Greek and Middle Eastern stores)
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1 cup water
-2 cups of milk (I used Jersey milk, which is a rich, creamy milk from Jersey cows)
– 1 cup double cream
– 4 tbsp of butter
– 1 tsp vanilla essence
– 1/4 cup sultanas
– 1 stick of cinnamon
– A heat resistant bowl with lid
Pour the milk, cream, water, sugar, butter, salt, and mastic in a heat resistant bowl. Drain the rice and add to the mixture, mixing together with a spoon. Add sultanas to the and drop in the cinnamon stick. Place in oven at around 140-150 degrees for one hour. Remove the lid and mix it lightly with a spoon to ensure that all of the ingredients are mixed. Finally, cover with lid and leave for another hour. Ensure that the rice is cooked before serving. You can eat this hot, or cold! Delicious!