Rice pudding! The next trend in China

Today, I am going to reveal my secret plan of how I will become extremely rich...
I will sell Greek rice pudding in China!!! Sounds stupid? What a minute! Chinese people love rice and rice pudding is more than delicious! So creamy, so yummy! Success for sure!

8 servings
5 cups milk
1 cup Short Grain Rice
1 cup sugar
ground cinnamon for serving
1tsp vanilla extract 
A lemon or orange peel


Wash the rice. 
Put the rice in a bowl and cover it with water for about 15 minutes. 
Drain it in a strainer and roughly rub the rice with your hands.
In a large pot heat the milk over medium heat. 
Before bubbles begins to rise from the milk, add the rice and reduce heat to low. 
Stir constantly with a large wooden spoon (to prevent stucks at the bottom of the saucepan) until thick and creamy about 40 minutes. 
Stir in sugar, orange/lemon peel and vanilla extract; cook 20 minutes more, stirring constantly. 
Remove from heat and pour rice pudding into small serving bowls. 
Serve with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, at room temperature or chilled.


If you are too busy or just bored for a time consuming recipe like this, you can dissolve two tablespoons corn flower in half cup of milk and pour it in your saucepan right after you add the rice. 

Classic Greek family recipe

If you are a beginner cook, this real simple and scrumptious recipe will take all your friends to your kitchen table. The combination of meatballs with potatoes results in a complete dish, while the herbs give the dish an extra flavour and make it even better.

4 servings
Meatballs dough

500g medium ground beef
500g medium ground pork
1 egg
2 onion, finely grated
3 medium slices of day-old bread
1/2 cup red wine
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano 
Black pepper

Roast Potatoes

6-7 medium potatoes
1 tbsp mustard
1 tsp oregano
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped


Soak the slices of bread in wine for a minute or two. Strain and grade them by hand.
In a large bowl mix all meatballs ingredients with your hands until combined very well.
Put the bowl in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 200 ° C or 390 Fahrenheit.
Peel the potatoes and cut them into 4 even-sized pieces.
In another bowl add all potatoes ingredients except for water and combine them well to marinate the potatoes. 
Pour the water to a deep roasting tin (one big enough to take the potatoes in a single layer) and add the potatoes.
Cover the roasting tin with baking paper and cook for about 30 minutes. Remove the tin from the oven. Make large finger shape meatballs and line meatballs over potatoes. Cook for thirty minutes more without the paper.

Serve it with Greek Salad and Feta!