Florida Orange Rice Pudding

Florida Orange Rice Pudding Recipe

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My grandchildren love when I make this...they can hardly wait for it to cool. The minute they smell the orange zest in the air, they run to the kitchen step stools in tow!


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20 Min
40 Min


  • 1/2 c
    arborio rice
  • 4 c
    whole milk
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2
    vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest
  • 1 tsp
    curacao liqueur, optional
  • 2 large
    egg yolks, room temperature
  • pinch

How to Make Florida Orange Rice Pudding


  1. In a heavy gauge saucepan place the rice, milk, sugar and vanilla bean(seeds scraped out and pod added as well),pinch of salt, orange zest and liqueur. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.
  2. Once boil is achieved, lower temperature to simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until rice is tender and mixture has thickened. About 30-40 minutes.
  3. While rice is cooking, whisk egg yolks in a bowl and after rice is done ladle in 1/2 cup of the rice pudding, whisking.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the pot. Stir constantly for a couple of minutes longer. Mixture should be a beautiful creamy texture. Remove from heat and take out the vanilla bean pod. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  5. Serve at room temperature or chilled in decorative pudding cups.

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Course/Dish: Puddings
Hashtag: #rice

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