Pistachio sobia

Pistachio sobia

Middle Eastern
5 mins Prep

Sobia is a popular drink in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and widely consumed during Ramadan. For this recipe, it’s best to let the rice soak for as long as possible as it thickens the milk and makes it extra creamy and delicious

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 5 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Diet Vegetarian
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 461
Fat 14.8g
Saturates 1.3g
Protein 20g
Carbs 62.2g
Sugars 23.8g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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In a blender, blitz the rice to a fine powder then combine with the milk.


Combine the pistachio slivers and water in a separate bowl. Refrigerate both for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight.


When ready to serve, strain the rice milk, discarding the leftover rice. Strain the pistachios, discarding the water.


Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth and combined, approx. 3-4 minutes.


Strain the mixture and chill further, if necessary, or serve immediately.