Rice Pudding Sütlaç With Honey & Rose

An Ottoman kitchen inspired oven finished rice pudding with rose water and gentle spice infusion sweetened with honey.



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Category: Desserts, Drinks & Sweet Treats Store-cupboard Cooking
Seasons All
Cuisine Type Turkish


Turkish Rice Pudding

200 Mls Water
2 Cardamom pods, Crushed
1 Clove
50 Grams Broken rice (Kırık Prinç)
1 Litre Milk
2 Tablespoons (Heaped) Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Rose water
1 Teaspoon Rice flour

Rice Pudding Sütlaç With Honey & Rose Directions

  1. Wash the rice and leave it to soak in water for ten minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the water and spices into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil before simmering for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the rice to the saucepan and bring once again to heat but do not boil.
  4. Cook for around 15 minutes or until the water has been absorbed.
  5. Remove the spices and stir in the milk and honey until dissolved.
  6. Cook on a moderate heat for around 30 minutes with regular stirring. The more you stir the smoother the pudding outcome will be.
  7. In a small glass add a couple of tablespoons of the hot milk and stir in the rice flour, rose water and vanilla extract, stir to make a thick paste.
  8. Add to the saucepan and cook on a low boil for a further 10 minutes.
  9. The pudding will thicken and can be poured into traditional sutlaç pots or ramekins that have been placed on an oven tray.
  10. Turn on the oven to 200 degrees.
  11. Allow the Turkish rice puddings to sit for 10-15 minutes while the oven preheats and to form a thin skin.
  12. Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the tops have sufficiently browned.
  13. Traditionally the rice desserts are cooled and served chilled but can be enjoyed warm.
  14. Served top with ground pistachios or flaked almonds.

Recipe notes

  • The dessert can be finished in the oven or completely cooked on the stovetop - simply increase the cooking time and stirring until the desired thickness and creaminess is achieved. 
  • This recipe has a reduced amount of honey, for a sweeter treat increase to 3 or tablespoons of honey. Or substitute for sugar. A cup of sugar is often added to standard sutlaç in Turkey. 
  • This recipe has a grainer texture than the pudding often served in restaurants and pudding shops in Turkey. To achieve this reduce the rice and increase the rice flour.  

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