Creamy Rice Pudding infused with Orange Blossom Water & Cardamom

October 28, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4-5
Author Notes

Rice Pudding has so many versions, so I wanted to mix it up with an Indian & Moroccan flavors. Indian style rice pudding is not complete without the addition of cardamon.However on the other hand, the Moroccan style rice pudding is bare without the addition of the utmost aromatic orange blossom water. I made a creamy luscious rice pudding and infused it with the flavor of orange blossom water & cardamom. Toasted pistachios were the perfect topping for this Internationally delectable dessert! —onetribegourmet

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice, Cooked
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Flower Water
  • 1 handful Toasted & Chopped Pistachios
  1. Please Note: I found that cooked basmati rice makes the process much easier & the process is much quicker. In a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat, combine the cooked rice and milk. Heat until the mixture begins comes to boil.
  2. Decrease the heat to low and cook at a simmer until the mixture begins to thicken, stirring frequently, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Increase the heat to medium, add the heavy cream, sugar, orange blossom water and cardamom and continue to cook until the mixture just begins to thicken again, approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Once the mixture just begins to thicken, remove from the heat and transfer the mixture to individual serving dishes or a glass bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the rice pudding.
  5. Serve chilled with the toasted pistachis topping. I used my Turkish Chai glasses to serve the rice pudding which I bought from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

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  • Jess Gomez
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Hi I'm Sara and I love the art of food & travel. I have a blog called One Tribe Gourmet, where I share my passion for global cuisine and my travel adventures around the world. I have always felt that food is the most common denominator that crosses all boundaries and brings people together. The ritual of “Breaking Bread” in every culture is a special bonding experience. Personally I love to experience different cultures through there cuisines! My goal here is to encourage an individual who is interested in learning different global cuisine yet is a bit intimidated by it. I am here to help you, all you have to do is open your heart!!!

15 Reviews

Jess G. January 14, 2020
This looks good. We make simple rice an milk with cinnamon and sugar served warm. We have Orange blossom water so I'd like to try this. Hope it goes well!
hardlikearmour January 29, 2011
This sounds divine! Love orange blossom water & cardamom.
onetribegourmet January 30, 2011
Thanks hardlikearmour!
healthierkitchen November 21, 2010
This was lovely! I made it a couple of weeks ago to bring as part of a dinner to a friend who'd just had some surgery. We allenjoyed it.
onetribegourmet January 30, 2011
I'm so glad healthierkitchen! Thanks! :)
iuzzini November 2, 2010
Mmm this sounds excellent-- I love your recipes onetribegourmet! I've been meaning to try homemade almond milk- I look forward to your recipe!
onetribegourmet November 3, 2010
Thank you so much Iuzzini!
Sagegreen October 29, 2010
Lovely. Gorgeous photo, too. Thanks for this recipe. I just got both rose and orange flower water. Looking forward to making rice pudding.
onetribegourmet October 29, 2010
Thanks! Let me know how it turns out! :)
Sagegreen October 31, 2010
So let me report back. I was out of cream, so proceeded to make this with a combination of whole milk and almond milk, cutting back a bit on the orange water, increasing the quantity of rice to compensate and then using toasted almonds on top. It was lovely, but I bet your version with the pistachios and cream is even more so! Thanks.
onetribegourmet October 31, 2010
oh wow, I love how you added almond milk and toasted almonds! I'm sure your version was very tasty too! :)
onetribegourmet October 31, 2010
I'm going to post a recipe for homemade almond milk...its so much better than the store bought ones!
Sagegreen October 31, 2010
Thanks. That would be really great to have!
lapadia October 29, 2010
Sounds wonderful!
onetribegourmet October 29, 2010
Thank you!