Combine rice, milk, dried fruit, sugar, cinnamon stick and one 1-by-3-inch strip of lemon zest in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring, over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until thick and creamy, about 25 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Cool, stirring occasionally. Remove cinnamon stick and lemon zest. Serve warm or cold.