Coconut Rice Puddings with Grilled Oranges

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Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

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Rice puddings are a regular feature of Jewish festivities, often prepared with cardamom scented rice and coconut milk in the Indian style. The Sephardim eat rice pudding during Rosh Hashanah, the bene Israel during Pesach and Persian Jews during Shavuot.


  • 2 oranges, such as Valencia
  • 175 g/6 oz/scant 1 cu


  1. Using a sharp knife, cut away the peel and pith from the oranges, then cut the flesh into rounds. Set aside.
  2. Rinse and drain the rice. Place in a pan, cover with water, and bring to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes, until the grains are just beginning to soften. Place the rice in a muslin-lined (cheesecloth-lined) steamer, then make a few holes in the muslin to all