Sutlac (Turkish version of classic Rice Pudding) is a thick and creamy milk-based dessert that has a very special place in Turkish cuisine.

This traditional rice dessert is delicious yet extremely easy to make with a few ingredients. I will explain how to make Sutlac dessert both baked and chilled!

Measure the rice and place it along with the milk in a large pot. Gently simmer for 45 minutes stirring often to avoid the rice sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Add the sugar, cream and vanilla to the milk and then cook it for another 40 to 45 minutes, until the rice is soft and the pudding has thickened.

At that stage, if you want to create a caramelised skin on your rice pudding, divide it into oven-safe ramekins. Preheat your oven-grill to 200 °C.

Place the ramekins on a tray and place them under the grill for 10 minutes, until the top is nicely caramelised. Click on 👇"learn more" for more details and tips about this recipe.