|Baked Turkish Rice Pudding (Firinda Sutlac)|
1/2 cup rice (short or whole grained), washed, drained
1 cup water
2 cups whole milk
8-10 tbsp sugar
1 egg yolk, whisked
1 tbsp corn starch, heaping
½ tsp vanilla extract
In a pot place the water and drained rice. Put them over high-medium heat. After the bubbles come out, close the lid and turn on low-medium heat. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon. Simmer till the rice is cooked and small amount of water remains.Add the milk and sugar, stir. Meanwhile, dissolve the starch in 3-4 tbsp of milk and add it to the rice pudding. Stir constantly. When you see the bubbles on the surface, add the vanilla extract and cook for 2-3 minutes over low heat. Then take a ladle of rice pudding to a bowl and mix it with the egg yolk.
This recipe makes 4 bowls of Turkish rice pudding. But you can make it 6 servings by using smaller bowls.With a ladle, pour the Turkish rice pudding into small glass or porcelain broiler and oven safe bowls. And spread the egg yolk mixture over them.
Broil about 2-3 minutes till they turn to golden brown. Then, take out and let them cool in the fridge for 1-2 hours.