Cranberry and Lemon Rice Pudding

Cranberry and Lemon Rice Pudding
Recipe by Dragon

This is my favourite version of rice pudding. I love the comforting warmth and creaminess. The cranberries and lemon give it just the right amount of tartness to balance the sweetness. Absolutely perfect. Enjoy!

Serves: 4 to 6

1 1/2 cups water
2 cups milk
3 strips of lemon rind
1 cinnamon stick
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup short-grain rice
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 large egg, beaten
ground cinnamon (optional)
grated lemon zest (optional)

1. In a saucepan combine water, milk, lemon, cinnamon stick and salt. Cover and bring it to a boil, over medium heat.

2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the rice. Cook the rice, uncovered for about 25-30 minutes or until the rice is almost tender. Stir often.

3. Add the sugar and cranberries. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove the pan from the heat.

4. Stir in the egg quickly until well combined. Return the pan to the heat until the rice is slightly thickened. Stir constantly. Remove the lemon rind and cinnamon stick. Cool the rice to your desired temperature. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with ground cinnamon and/or lemon zest.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a flavorful rice pudding! Delicious!

Cheers and have a nice weekend,


pigpigscorner said...

The flavours sound wonderful! I love warm desserts.

Happy cook said...

Loooks so creamy delicious.
I mad euour wurrent and walnut pastry cookies and they were so delicous.
I will be going on a break for 10 days after today's post so will post this cookies when i am back

Donna-FFW said...

I havent had rice pudding in ages. This version sounds spectacular. It looks so silky and creamy.

Raposa said...

oh my! that sounds wonderful! i'm definitely going to have to try that. Yours sounds better than my moms!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love rice pudding and being a fan of both lemon and cranberries I know I'll adore this!

Debbie said...

Haven't ever seen rice pudding like this. Looks great!

Vij said...

This is new to me! looks gr8. Gotta try this soon :-)

Jamie said...

Wow this looks fabulous! I love creamy warm rice pudding and I am a cranberry freak! Gotta try it, it is beautiful!

Donna-FFW said...

I have an award for you over at my place.. Please pick it up XXXOOO

Hayley said...

I love rice pudding, and yours looks amazing!

Lo said...

What a great way to zip up rice pudding... nice mix of winter cranberry with lemon -- which I always associate with the warmer months.

Always a pleasure coming over here to see what you've got cooking!

Amanda said...

Oh, my... Oh, MY that looks fantastic! I love rice pudding, and adding cranberry and lemon just make it sound deeee-licious!

Brilynn said...

Rice Pudding has been on my 'to-make' list for a while now. I'm thinking of doing a rum raisin flavoured one.

Elra said...

Oh this is such a comforting and humble dessert. Delicious.

pinkstripes said...

Cranberry and lemon sound like a great flavor combo for rice pudding. I'll have to try it.

Nicisme said...

This looks fabulous, I have a thing about dried cranberries at the moment!

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