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Rhubarb and Orange Rice Pudding

June 24

Rice Pudding is wonderful all year around, it’s one of my ultimate comfort foods and served with poached rhubarb and orange it’s an instant hit of summer. Recipe from The Pleasures of the Table: Rediscovering Theodora Fitzgibbon.


  • serves Serves 4
  • time 60 mins


  1. 1. Add the rice, 250ml of water and the salt and butter to a large saucepan, then cover with a lid and place over a high heat. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  2. 2. Pour in the milk, vanilla pod and seeds. Stir through to combine then bring to the boil again. Reduce the heat and simmer slowly for 25-35 minutes until you have a creamy consistency but the rice still has a little bite to it. Pour the rice pudding into a baking dish and allow to cool before covering and popping it in the fridge until chilled.
  3. 3. Place the sugar, orange zest and juice in a cooking pot with 100ml water, place over a medium-high heat and bring to a steady simmer, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. 4. Add the rhubarb to the pot and poach until it is soft when pierced with a fork. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate. Continue to cook the poaching liquid until it becomes syrupy.
  5. 5. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before adding the rhubarb back in. Serve the pudding chilled with rhubarb, the syrup and some orange zest on top.


For the pudding:

200g pearl/pudding rice

A pinch of salt

1 tbsp butter

1 litre full-fat milk

1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped

For the rhubarb:

900g rhubarb, cut in 6cm lengths

100g caster sugar

Grated zest and juice of 1 orange


You'll Need


Baking dish


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