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Greek rice pudding with figs

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


  • Add the rice, sugar, water and 750 ml of milk, to a large pot. Begin heating over low heat.
  • In a bowl, mix the remaining milk and corn starch. Set aside.
  • If using vanilla beans, then remove the seeds, using a sharp knife. Add them to the pot along with vanilla pod.
  • If using vanilla powder, add them to the rice pudding after the cooking is complete and the pot has been removed from heat.
  • Simmer the rice slowly, stirring occasionally until ready. The longer it cooks the “stickier” it will become. So it’s preferable that the rice is still quit firm or al dente when removed from heat, since it will continue cooking for quite a few minutes after.
  • When it’s almost ready, (it will take at least ½ an hour), pour in the milk and corn flour mixture. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes longer, until it thickens a bit.
  • Remove from heat and add the butter, cut in to pieces.
  • Continue stirring until the butter has melted and the mixture is completely combined.
  • Serve in small bowls, along with fresh figs and lemon zest.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
32 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
34 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
75 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
35 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
61 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
22 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
3 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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