Put the milk and the sugar into a pan and bring to the boil. Just as it begins to boil, add the rice, stir and simmer until all the milk has been absorbed – a little more may be needed depending on the variety of rice used. Leave to cool.
When cold, add the eggs, vanilla essence, candied peel, pine nuts, three-quarters of the butter, the lemon rind, walnuts and pistachio nuts. Mix it al