Arroz Doce (Portuguese Sweet Rice) Recipe

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Arroz Doce (Portuguese Sweet Rice)
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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 fresh lemon rind (use a vegetable peeler for big pieces for easier removal)


  1. Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan.
  2. Add rice and cover, simmering for 20 minutes.
  3. Add milk, sugar and lemon rind, stirring constantly until thickened to oatmeal consistency, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. It will also thicken some while cooling.
  5. Pour into one large serving plate and remove lemon rind.
  6. Spread flat and allow to cool on wire rack.
  7. You can be decorative with cinnamon by pinching a bit between your fingers and place while your hand is no more than an inch away from the rice (criss cross patterns are traditional), or you can just dust the entire top with the cinnamon.
  8. Serve at room temp, but refrigerate uneaten portion.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 265.66 Kcal (1112 kJ)
Calories from fat 19.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.16g 3%
Cholesterol 10.72mg 4%
Sodium 41.67mg 2%
Potassium 194.59mg 4%
Total Carbs 55.94g 19%
Sugars 28.39g 114%
Dietary Fiber 1.18g 5%
Protein 5.81g 12%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 106.9mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 122.61 Kcal (513 kJ)
Calories from fat 8.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 4.95mg 4%
Sodium 19.23mg 2%
Potassium 89.81mg 4%
Total Carbs 25.82g 19%
Sugars 13.1g 114%
Dietary Fiber 0.54g 5%
Protein 2.68g 12%
Iron 0.6mg 8%
Calcium 49.3mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.3
  • 7

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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