Roz bil hleeb
Morocco’s simple yet delicious dessert
Roz bil hleeb (rice pudding)
1 cup rice (any size of cup)
2 cups of water (same cup used for rice)
2 cups of milk (may need 1 extra cup)
1 small piece of lemon peel
1 cinnamon stick
1/3 cup of sugar (or to taste) – same cup used for the rice
1 teaspoon of orange blossom water (or to taste)
1 tablespoon of butter
1- Wash the rice with water until the water becomes clear.
2- In a saucepan add the rice and water and add a piece of lemon peel and a cinnamon stick.
3- Cover your saucepan, leave a little opening for the steam to come out, and cook the rice on medium heat. Stir from time to time, so that the rice at the bottom does not burn.
4- Once the water has evaporated, after around 15 minutes, add the milk.
5 - Cover and continue cooking and stirring from time to time.
6- When the milk has evaporated, another 15 minutes or so of cooking, add a little more milk and continue cooking.
7- When your rice is ready add sugar and butter. Mix well.
8- Turn off the heat and finish with orange blossom water.