Easy Mahalabiya (Milk pudding) recipe. Mahalabiya, mahalabia, muhalabia or mahallabiyya is a favorite desserts dish both in summer and winter, especially liked by children. In the Middle East the rice may be purchased already pulverized. It could also be pulverized at home with a mortar and pestle or in an electric blender ( use the spice grinder unit to gring egyptian rice )

1 qt. milk
1/4 cup pounded rice
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ma'ez zahr (orange blossom essence)
1/4 cup chopped blanched almonds and skinned pistachio nuts
Mix rice with water and add to milk which has been brought to a boil.
Stir and cook until thickened and then add sugar.
Continue cooking and stirring until mixture coats the spoon.
Add flavorings and boil a few minutes longer.
Pour into individual serving dishes and decorate with chopped nuts.

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