This simple Rice Pudding, called Mhalabia in Arabic is so easy and quick to make! With only 3 ingredients, you can make the best treat! Garnish with your favorite crushed nuts and serve it for dessert, breakfast or snack!
Ingredients for this Mhalabia Rice Pudding:
This Rice Pudding Mhalabia also known as Muhallabia, Muhalabi, and Muhallabiyeh is a popular Lebanese dessert. It is made with these simple ingredients: milk, cream of rice, sugar and rose water for flavoring which is completely optional.
Milk: is a basic ingredient, some people also use a mix of milk and half and half for a richer taste. You can make vegan mhalabia by substituting whole milk with any plant based milk.
Cream of rice: works as a thickener in this recipe, perfect for those looking for gluten free dessert ideas.
Sugar: is what gives this recipe the extra sweetness.
Rose water: this is usually added at the end for extra flavor. Skip it if not available.
Nuts: garnish with your favorite crushed nuts, I prefer pistachios.
How to Store and Serve this Rice Pudding (Mhalabia):
Store rice pudding in small bowls or small mason jars in the fridge, cover with plastic wrap or mason jars lids and store for up to 5 days in the fridge. Before serving, you can garnish with crushed pistachios if you’d like or serve plain.