Creamed Rice

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  • 100g short or long grain rice
  • 800ml milk
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean scrapped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Zest of 1 orange (strips)
  • Zest of 1 lemon (strips)
  • Zest of 1 lime (strips)
  • Ground cinnamon to garnish


Place the milk, sugar, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and zests in a saucepan. Add the rice and slowly bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and on a low simmer cook for about 20-30mins until the rice is tender, thick and creamy. Remove the vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and zests and spoon into serving bowls. Dust with ground cinnamon and chill until set. Serve cold as it is or with poached cherries or your favourite poached fruit.