In honor of the holidays and your sweet tooth, we're happy to serve up the park recipe for this delicious delight, one you can re-create at home without a lot of fuss.
11/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup short-grain white rice
2 cups milk
1 cup strawberry preserves
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a 3- or 4-quart saucepan, bring 11/2 cups of water to a boil with the salt. Add the rice, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook the rice for 15 minutes or until all of the water has been absorbed. Add the milk and simmer for 20 minutes or until all of the milk has been absorbed. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the strawberry preserves, 1/2 cup water, and lemon juice and blend until smooth. In a bowl, whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla. With a rubber spatula, fold the whipped cream mixture into the rice.
Transfer the rice pudding to a large bowl or to individual serving bowls and drizzle with strawberry sauce.
4 to 6 servings; makes about 5 cups rice pudding and 1 cup strawberry sauce.
This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant's version. All recipes are the property of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., and may not be reproduced without express permission.