Lemony Rice Pudding

Lemony Rice Pudding Recipe

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LJ King


I've made this for family, friends and coworkers and it always receives rave reviews. The arborio rice give it a better mouth feel than short grain rice and the lemon undertones really brightens the flavor.


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5 Min
1 Hr 5 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    arborio rice
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 c
    half & half
  • 1 c
  • 1
    cinnamon stick
  • ·
    lemon peel from one small lemon

How to Make Lemony Rice Pudding


  1. Bring water to a boil add rice,salt, and butter. Cover,lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Then after the rice is cooked add:add: half & half,
    sugar,cinnamon stick,lemon peel.Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer and cook covered for 45 minutes, stir occasionally. Remove peel and cinnamon stick and transfer to a shallow serving bowl to cool. best served at room temp or slightly warm.
  3. Notes:
    -Use a heavy 2qt saucepan.
    -While short grain rice can probably be substituted, the arborio can absorb a lot more liquid without becoming mushy.
    -I use a vegetable peeler to peel the lemon. It gives you long strips which are easier to locate and remove at the end and it peels thinly to eliminate the pith.

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About Lemony Rice Pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian

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