cook the rice
Place butter in a deep pot over medium heat and let it melt, after 2-3 minutes the butter will become lightly brown. Add the rice and stir well. Pour the milk over the rice and add the vanilla bean, cut lengthwise and a pinch of salt. Cook over low heat for about 60 - 75 minutes or until the dish is super creamy.
sour cherries topping
Place the sour cherries, sugar, lemon juice and kirsch in a saucepan over medium high heat. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the juice thickens and the sour cherries are soft.
Spoon the rice pudding into serving dishes. To make it special, you can sprinkle the top with sugar and caramelize it with a cooking kitchen blowtorch torch. Add the cooked sour cherries and serve immediately. Enjoy.