Rice pudding with strawberries stewed in lemongrass and lime

gluten free rice pudding recipe strawberries

Rice pudding recipe with strawberries stewed in lemongrass and lime

This is the dessert I am going to make today from my book, as I’m invited to do a cooking demo in the office of Google in Cambridge.

A fun, and original venue, to say the least.

Do you know what makes me so happy about this recipe? The fact that I am using the first local strawberries of the season.

I am oh so excited about it all.

That’s just how strawberries should always look and taste like.

gluten free rice pudding recipe strawberries

I was welcomed back home with a review of my book in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. What an honor and lovely surprise!

Posted in Breakfast, Dessert, French Inspired, Fruit, Gluten Free, Life and Us


  1. Minna, you can omit the xantham gum in the crust. The dough will simply be more crumbly. In this case, patch it in the molds. Other suggestions are also to add chia seed gel in the crust (like 1 tablespoon maybe). I have not ye tried but I know some use it as a substitute. And yes desmerado sugar is just fine.

  2. The rains are arriving already in my corner of the world and it is making me long for comforting dishes like rice pudding…this one is just too gorgeous for words Bea!

  3. Oh c’est justement la recette que je m’apprête à faire! Les gariguettes sont délicieuses en ce moment. Merci pour toutes ces belles invitations à se régaler. Mon livre commence à être copieusement tâché. Toujours un bon signe pour un livre de cuisine, n’est-ce pas?

  4. J’ai déjà fait cette recette de ton livre avec nos premières fraises du Nord, c’était délicieux ! D’ailleurs, j’ai déjà essayé une quinzaine de recettes du livre, gâteaux, porridge, plats salés, salades, quiches, tartes… et toutes ont été plus délicieuses les unes que les autres (et certaines ont été refaites à plusieurs reprises déjà) ! Merci !!!

  5. Ils en ont de la chance chez Google ! Je suis sûre que ce petit dessert aux fraises est délicieux …

  6. I made this rice pudding from your book last week and it’s quite awesome, well done!

  7. Gorgeous Bea – I got excited as I thought you’d be coming to Cambridge in the UK (which is my neighbourhood)! I’m enjoying your book very much, it’s inspiring and beautiful. xx

  8. I’ve now had your book for a couple of weeks and I simply love it. The pictures, the lovely stories and all those wonderful nutritious recipes. The first week I made 4 meals from it! The celeriac soup was one of the best soups I’ve ever had, the zucchini tagliatelle made a perfect early summer lunch and the pistachio financiers were lovely. The very best yet? The ricotta and zucchini tart. I’m going nuts about the millet, amaranth, and brown rice crust. I definitely think your cookbook is the most wonderful and inspirational I’ve ever seen.

    Béa, you’re truly talented. Thank you for bringing a piece of your love for food into my Scandinavian kitchen.

    And this pudding? I’m definitely making it this week. I just bought the first local strawberries of this season. Finally it’s summer.

  9. Here in northern Canada, our strawberries are another week or two away – but I will definitely try this as soon as the first ones shine out from my strawberry patch. The pictures look absolutely divine. Rice pudding is the ultimate comfort food and your photography makes me drool!

  10. love love it!! Here in Switwerland we are having the best strawberries ever!!

    How can we sustitute Xanthan Gum? i don’t find it here anywhere.


  11. BEAUTIFUL PHOTO !!! where is the recipe posted? would love to make it please send it!!!!

  12. Hi Robyn, many thanks! The recipe is actually in my cookbook. So it’s not yet posted, I am afraid.

  13. Why feature this strawberry pudding and not include the recipe?

  14. Barbara, thank you for your note. I am not always attaching recipes to the images I post. And in this case, the recipe is inside my cookbook, and I wanted to share that I was going to cook it for a specific event.

  15. So gald your book got a nice review. I had to laugh, the choc., banana, hazlenut muffins were also the first thing i made!!Yum X’s 2!
    Made other things also and everything turns out great, so did the marble cake!

  16. Buy the cookbook and you will have this wonderful recipe! You will not regret it. Simply the best cookbook I have ever had the pleasure of owning 🙂

  17. Oh Susan, that’s so funny! We love them too! So glad you are loving the recipes.

    Elisa, that’s so sweet of you to say, Makes me very happy.

  18. Wow! Congratulations on the rave review! I love how it relates it to eating at anthropologie, one of my absolute favorite stores! Can’t wait to try recipes from it myself! …and that rice pudding… Mmmm!

  19. This sounds amazing!! Love your new book and really am looking forward to your upcoming workshop in NYC later this month!!!

  20. Hi Bea

    Is the cookbook available electronically? (kindle or apple iBook?)

  21. Hi Sagi, it’s unfortunately not at the moment available as Kindle or apple IBook.

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  23. Hi,
    I love this recipe, it looks great!:)

    My name is Heather and I health site, veganssecret.com. I am a Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer and love cooking & eating!:)

    I would love to do a link exchange with you, or even a guest blog post on your site!

  24. I’ve made your rice pudding twice and it was equally delicious both times! We also loved the chocolate hazelnut muffins, tartines, and my personal fav. is your carrot and lentil soup. We are loving your beautiful cookbook!

  25. Ok…correction to previous comment…the Oeufs en Cocotte take the cake as my favorite recipe!

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