Turkish Rice Pudding

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Turkish Rice Pudding
21 May 2024

How to Prepare Turkish-Style Baked Rice Pudding? When it comes to milk-based desserts, the traditional starchy rice pudding comes to mind first, with its creamy and satisfying formula. Rice pudding is a flavor that is distinctive to Turkish cuisine. It is also consumed in Northern and Western Europe, as well as in the Balkan countries.

It promotes muscular development since it is high in calcium and potassium. It is particularly advised for children of developmental age. The main ingredients are rice, milk, and sugar. The consistency should be such that the grains of rice are not too hard and are easy to swallow piece by piece. In Scandinavian countries, it is served with cinnamon sauce or roasted almonds. If the ingredients are ready, let's start the recipe while answering your questions, such as, 'How to make Turkish rice pudding?" and "How many calories is a bowl of rice pudding?”

This week in Lezzet Kitchen School, Instructor Chef Arif Akdaş from Okan University Gastronomy Department makes 'Turkish-Style Baked Rice Pudding'... In the article, you can find both the recipe and the preparation of the ‘sübye’ (rice's creamy liquid that is obtained after certain steps.) we use in rice pudding. Also, don't forget to take a look at our article on how to get the consistency of rice pudding. Here are the ingredients required for Turkish rice pudding in perfect consistency, the steps to making it, and the tricks!

How Many Calories in 1 Bowl of Turkish Rice Pudding?

A serving of starchy rice pudding prepared with standard ingredients is approximately 220 calories. Rice pudding varieties prepared in the oven have an average of 260 calories in a 200-gram serving. Since it has a high sugar value, diabetics should consume it in small portions.

Prep Time : 25 mins
Cook time : 30 mins
Servings : 5 People
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Turkish Rice Pudding


  • 1 kg of milk
  • 200 g sugar
  • Vanilla
  • 110 grams of sübye (recipe is down below)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 40 grams of rice
Turkish Rice Pudding


  1. First of all, put the milk, egg yolk, and sugar in a pot and whisk them. Set the pot to low heat on the stove.
  2. Boil rice on the other stove.
  3. When the rice is soft, strain it and add it to boiling milk.
  4. Give consistency to our boiling rice pudding with sübye and boil it for 2 more minutes. Portion the prepared rice pudding into bowls.
  5. Carefully add a small amount of water to the baking tray.
  6. Bake the rice pudding in the oven at 200-250 degrees until the top is browned and serve. Enjoy your meal.

Sübye Recipe

200 g rice, 200 g water (110 g milk per 1 kg milk) 

Since this recipe is prepared with 'sübye' (110 grams of sübye per 1 kg of milk), the recipe for the sübye is here!

We give the recipe for making 200 grams of milk for educational purposes. You can put the remaining milk in the fridge and reuse it after a week. You can also change these measurements according to the amount of rice pudding you will make.

  1. Put the rice in a water bowl. Completely drain the water from the rice after it has been soaked overnight.
  2. Put the 200 grams of water and 200 grams of soaked rice in a blender until the rice is completely pureed. Then strain it, and then you can use it.
Expert Tips
  • Fresh and fat milk is important for the consistency and flavor of the rice pudding.
  • Boiling the rice on a separate stove until it is completely softened is important for the texture of the rice.
  • The use of sübye as a thickener is both a natural binder and an important element in terms of flavor for milk desserts.
  • When baking the rice pudding, it is important to fill your bowl completely for better browning.
  • While baking the rice pudding, water should be put into the tray where we put the bowls.
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