A very rich, smooth, and creamy rice pudding with a hint of lemon. Pudding will thicken as it cools, but it's best served at room temperature or slightly warm.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan; add rice, butter, and salt. Place a cover on the saucepan, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook rice at a simmer until the rice is tender and the moisture is mostly absorbed, about 20 minutes.

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  • Stir half-and-half and sugar into the rice until the sugar dissolves; add cinnamon stick and lemon peel. Bring the mixture to a boil and remove from heat.

  • Place a large stainless steel bowl atop a pot of simmering water. Pour the rice mixture into the top of the double boiler and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 45 minutes.

  • Pour rice pudding into a serving dish. Remove and discard cinnamon stick and lemon peel from pudding; let cool slightly before garnishing with cinnamon to serve.

Cook's Notes:

I try to get the double boiler simmering before the mixture is ready to be added.

For a more subtle cinnamon flavor, add the cinnamon stick after putting the mixture into the double boiler.

Other risotto type rices will work, but Arborio and Carnaroli are the best.

Nutrition Facts

319 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 49.7g 16% DV; fat 11.9g 18% DV; cholesterol 37.4mg 13% DV; sodium 121.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2017
I added chopped walnuts but it never thickened which is how I actually like it. Nonetheless it was very tasty. The lemon added a nice tang to it. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2017
I added chopped walnuts but it never thickened which is how I actually like it. Nonetheless it was very tasty. The lemon added a nice tang to it. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2017
I used 1 cup of raisins 1/4 cup of sugar or less to taste 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and only 2 cups of half and half so it would be creamer. i used cinnamon instead of the stick....tasted great and was every bit creamy. Read More