Citrus Spiced Rice Pudding


1 litre milk
80g sugar
Zest of 1 orange (or 1 split vanilla pod)
1 whole star anise
1 piece cinnamon bark
1 tsp salt
250g rice
250ml cream, whipped
½ cup granulated sugar


  1. Place the milk, rice, orange zest, spices, sugar and salt in a pot over high heat until the milk starts to boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and allow the rice to simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until the rice is just cooked. Please note: you may need to add a little milk occasionally if the rice is getting too dry.
  3. Allow the rice to cool slightly, fish out the spices and then fold in the whipped cream.
  4. Pour into a large serving dish or individual containers and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  5. Place in an oven at 220°C for about 10 minutes to caramalise the sugar or if you have a blowtorch, scorch the sugar until it browns.
  6. Serve warm with caramalised orange slices or some fresh berries.