Try this traditional Spanish version of rice pudding from Sydney's new Basque-inspired restaurant, Ortzi. Recipe by Ortzi head chef, Michael Otto. 


  • 1L Milk

  • 1 Vanilla Pod, split and seeds removed

  • Peel of 1 Orange

  • Peel of 1 Lemon

  • 140g Bomba Rice

  • 160g caster sugar

  • 50g unsalted Butter

  • 80mL cream


  • 1.

    Put the milk and split vanilla pod in a medium-sized saucepan on a medium heat with the orange and lemon peel. Just before it boils (about 20 minutes) take off the heat, cool & strain through a fine sieve.

  • 2.

    Wash the rice in a fine sieve until the water running out the bottom is clear - this removes some of the starch.

  • 3.

    Add the butter, sugar and cream to the milk in a medium saucepan and cook on a low heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Add the washed rice and stir continuously until the rice is cooked - about 30 minutes.

  • 4.

    Serve warm with a dusting of cinnamon and/or some fresh seasonal fruit.

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