Strawberry Shortcake Rice Pudding Parfaits

This strawberry shortcake parfait combines creamy basmati rice pudding and fresh and fruity strawberries in a comforting dessert that everyone will love.

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Strawberry Shortcake Rice Pudding Parfaits

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins (+ 20 mins standing time)


  • 2 bags Success® Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups strawberries, thinly sliced, divided
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 4 tsp lemon juice


  • Serve this deliciously layered, chilled dessert for a weeknight treat, snack or at your next barbecue. Try it with Success® Basmati Rice for that signature rice pudding texture.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a saucepan set over medium-high heat, stir together rice, cream, milk, sugar and vanilla; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring often, for 10 to 15 minutes or until rice is very tender and mixture is slightly thickened. Let cool completely; refrigerate for 15 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, toss together 2 cups of sliced strawberries, jam and lemon juice in a small bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Spoon 1/3 cup rice pudding into bottom of each of 4 serving glasses. Top with 1/3 cup strawberry mixture. Repeat layers twice. Garnish each serving with remaining sliced strawberries.

    Recipe Tips

    Depending on the season, substitute cherries, peaches, or blueberries for the strawberries called for in the recipe.

    Use mint leaves as a garnish for a pop of color.

Layered Parfait

While most people enjoy the simplicity of classic Creamy Rice Pudding, there is something extra special about layering it with fresh fruit for a tasty parfait!

We’ve used delicious summer strawberries for this recipe, however, you can swap in another fruit that is in season or use frozen fruit, if you prefer. Use your favorite jam to complement the flavors and blend everything together.

Rice Pudding Components

To make excellent treats, you should always start with the right ingredients. Our rice pudding uses Success® Basmati Rice as it’s fluffy and delicious when cooked, with a fragrant aroma. Once cooked, the rice is combined with a mixture of cream, milk, sugar and vanilla for a comforting taste and silky texture. For more tips, take a look at our guide to the basics of rice pudding!

Layer the rice pudding with a blend of fresh fruit, jam and citrusy lemon to really bring out the fruity flavors. Then, make sure to let the desserts sit for at least 5 minutes! The resting time helps the flavors to settle and deepen for an incredibly delicious bite, every time. We promise, it’s worth the wait! Looking for some new dinner ideas? Check out our instructions on: how do you make Spanish rice.