Crema di Riso al Limone (Lemon Rice Pudding)

Enjoy a sophisticated rice pudding with Gino D'Acampo's recipe for an Italian, lemon-flavoured version of this traditional dessert
By Gino D'Acampo
Crema di Riso al Limone (Lemon Rice Pudding)
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 200 ml milk
  • pared zest and juice of 1 lemons
  • 200 ml water
  • 100 g vialone nano risotto rice
  • 150 g natural yogurt
  • 60 ml clear honey


1. In a large heavy-based saucepan, bring the milk to the boil with half the lemon zest. Add the water, mixing well.

2. Add the rice and, using a wooden spoon, cook gently, stirring often until all the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.

3. Divide the cooked rice among 4 serving bowls.

4. Finely chop the remaining lemon zest. Mix together the lemon zest, yogurt and lemon juice until well-mixed.

5. Top each portion of cooked rice with a portion of the yogurt mixture. Drizzle over the honey and serve at once.

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