This thick, creamy rice pudding is laden with our beautiful single origin vanilla bean paste from Madagascar. Finished with a swirl of cream, rosewater honey syrup and chopped pistachios, it’s a comforting yet elegant dessert or even an indulgent brunch recipe.



Rice Pudding

  1. 1 cup + 1 tbsp (220g) Arborio rice
  2. 25g unsalted butter
  3. 3 cups (750ml) milk
  4. 2 tsp Queen Finest Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste
  5. 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  6. ¾ cup (180ml) pure cream
  7. Chopped pistachios, to serve
  8. Rose petals, to serve

Rosewater syrup

  1. ½ cup (125ml) water
  2. 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  3. 1 tbsp (30g) honey
  4. 1 tsp Queen Natural Rosewater Flavour
  5. 1 tsp Queen Finest Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste

Method - Syrup

  1. Step 1

    Combine water, sugar and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring until all sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low and heat until liquid slightly reduces and becomes a syrup, approx. 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir through vanilla paste and rosewater essence. Syrup can be stored refrigerated in an airtight container for up to four weeks.

Method - Pudding

  1. Step 1

    Combine rice, butter, milk, vanilla paste and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until rice is tender and cooked through. Remove from heat.

  2. Step 2

    Warm cream gently over low heat or microwave on low for 60 seconds until warm, not hot. Stir cream through rice pudding and divide into bowls. Top with a drizzle of rosewater honey syrup, pistachios and rose petals to serve.

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