Lemon Rice Pudding

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Lemon Rice Pudding

Recipe Details:

Lemon rice pudding is a dessert featured for our Cinco de Mayo download.

After a spicy meal what better way to soothe your palate then with a cool rice pudding. This one is vanilla spiced with cinnamon and maple syrup. It’s topped with roasted hazelnuts – Zella! – and fresh fruit. It’s a simple recipe but takes some time as the rice needs to cook in the pudding. This dessert is a wonderful end of a meal, it’s bright, colorful and delicious. Please check our link for Zella Hazelnuts at the bottom of this recipe.

TOTAL TIME: 60 min

ACTIVE: 10 min

INACTIVE: 50 min

Makes 8 Servings

SERVING: 1 parfait cup

Equipment List

  • Small sauce pan
  • Blender
  • Zester
  • Strainer
  • Parfait glasses


  • 2 cups Cheri’s HazelCream
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • Cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy ricotta
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup roasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • Fresh fruit

Please see our suggested ingredient providers links just below the recipe…

Prep Ingredients

Gather all the ingredients.


Combine 1 cup of HazelCream with the water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the cinnamon stick and lemon zest. Turn off the heat and let rest for 30 minutes.


Strain out the lemon zest. Leave the cinnamon stick in the liquid mixture. Add the rice. Bring to a simmer then reduce to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes until the rice is soft.


Put remaining HazelCream, ricotta, vanilla and maple syrup into a blender. Blend until smooth.


Combine the blender mixture with the rice along with the ground cinnamon.


Half fill parfait glasses with the pudding. Top with hazelnuts and fresh fruit.

The 2 Cooks can happily recommend the following ingredient suppliers to you in preparing this recipe:

For Cheri’s HazelCream: www.cherishazelcream.com

For fresh roasted Oregon Hazelnuts: www.zellafoods.com

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