Burnt Rice Pudding /Sütlâç Recipe
1 ¾ c. water
½ c. uncooked short-grain rice
4 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1/8 c. rice flour
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice, cover pan, and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until almost all water is absorbed.
Meanwhile, combine milk and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
In a small bowl, combine rice flour with 2 or 3 tablespoons of the warm milk, stirring to make a thick paste.
Add cooked rice to warmed milk and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Add rice flour paste to rice and milk mixture, stirring constantly.
Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often.
Turn off heat and stir in vanilla. Divide pudding into four ovenproof serving bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Preheat broiler for 5 minutes. Broil bowls of pudding for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned on top.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 to 1 ¼ hour