This recipe for Zesty Lime Rice Pudding is everything you love about classic rice pudding but all dressed up for spring!

Zesty Lime Rice Pudding with Strawberries

Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 5 ½ cups a2 whole milk®
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ½ cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries


  • In large saucepan add milk, sugar, and salt and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Pour in rice, stir, and reduce heat to low. You may need to adjust temperature throughout cooking to ensure mixture stays at a gentle simmer. Cook for 55-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened and rice is soft. Once rice is done turn off heat, and stir in vanilla.
  • Pour pudding into medium bowl, and stir in lime zest. Cool pudding to room temperature, about 90 minutes. Transfer to individual bowls, top with strawberries and serve.