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Italian (Arborio) Rice Pudding

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 25 mins

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Footnotes

  • 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.
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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 319 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.7 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 122 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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