Simple Albanian Rice Pudding (Qumësht me Oriz)


It seems that this is one of those recipes where it is made everywhere, although each will vary on how to make it. For us, our milk comes from a neighbours cow brought to us each morning, we then boil the milk and let it cool before using it. This simple Albanian rice pudding is creamy when hot and firm when cold – perfect.


Simple Albanian Rice Pudding (Qumësht me Oriz)


Servings: 2 – 4 People

Execution time: 40 Minutes



  • 200 g Pudding Rice (Flaked rice can also be used)
  • 1,2 Litres Full Fat Milk
  • 40 g Sugar



In a large pan add the milk and rice, cook on a medium heat bringing the milk to the boil – ensure to stir frequently.

Once to the boil and milk has risen, reduce heat to a simmer. Continue to stir while simmering until the mixture becomes thick (no liquid milk should be left) – this process should take 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and mix in the sugar straight away before serving into bowls.

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