- 1 quart strawberries, rinsed and hulled
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/4 cups Arborio rice
- 1 quart milk
- 1 lemon, zest finely grated and juiced
- 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the rice and cook until almost all the water has evaporated. Lower the heat to medium and add the milk, scraped vanilla seeds, and lemon zest. Stir frequently until the pudding has thickened, about 20 minutes. Stir in remaining sugar and allow to cool.
To serve, swirl strawberry mixture into rice pudding. Alternately, layer pudding and strawberry mixture in tall clear glasses.