House of Riz’s Greek Rice Pudding Wins 2017 Australian Grand Dairy Award!

House of Riz’s Greek Rice Pudding was the proud winner at the 2017 Australian Grand Dairy Awards for best dairy in the country.

It all began with a dream and a humble start as Owner Jim Kostas sold his family home to start the business three years ago.

“We had a fish and chip shop and we were selling (the pudding) there and it was walking out the door so that’s where I got the idea of producing it on a large scale for supermarkets,” Mr. Konstas said, according to, adding, “We had to sell the family home to fund the business so that was the hardest thing we’ve ever done, making that call…but it paid off in the end.”

The rice pudding is made from a family recipe and its success has allowed the business to plan a move to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Heidelberg. Also, IGA’s store shelves will soon be stocked with the award-winning House of Riz’s Greek Rice Pudding.