French Market Recipe 2023 20 Crème de Riz au citron Creamy rice with lemon syrup

Published on: 5 June 2023

French Market Recipe 2023 20
Crème de Riz au citron
Creamy rice with lemon syrup

Ingredients for 4

  • 100g Short grained or Arborio Rice
  • 350ml Milk
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 90g Sugar
  • 1 large lemon
  • 12 Strawberries
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100 ml crème fraiche


  1. Wash and thinly slice the lemon.
  2. Place the sliced lemon in a pan, cover with water and boil for 3 minutes, remove from heat and drain off liquid.
  3. Heat up 30g sugar with a tablespoon water then add the sliced lemon, simmer gently for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Split the vanilla pod carefully with a sharp knife and remove all the tiny seeds with the point of the knife.
  5. Pour 300ml milk into a saucepan, add the vanilla seeds and pinch of salt and bring to boil.
  6. Wash rice in cold water, put in a saucepan with cold water and boil for 2 minutes, then drain.
  7. Add the drained rice to the milk and vanilla seeds, simmer for 15 minutes until rice is cooked.
  8. Pour remaining 50ml milk and 60g sugar into a saucepan, heat gently until sugar dissolves.
  9. Stir into the cooked rice, remove rice from pan and allow to cool.
  10. Slice strawberries almost to base and fan out the shape.
  11. Spoon the cooked rice into small bowls, top with a spoonful of lemon syrup.
  12. Spoon some crème fraiche around the lemon syrup.
  13. Decorate with strawberries.

Pair with a glass of chilled White Vermouth de Chambery by Dolin available from our shop or order online from us.

Bon Appetit!

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