Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding)
Whip up this comforting Arroz con Leche for a pick-me-up or to get cozy at home. Get a sweet taste of Mexico without leaving your house!
Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding)
Whip up this comforting Arroz con Leche for a pick-me-up or to get cozy at home. Get a sweet taste of Mexico without leaving your house!
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine rice, water, and cinnamon stick in sauce pan. Bring to a boil on medium-high, and cook uncovered until rice is tender, about 18 minutes.
  2. Discard the cinnamon, strain out the water, and return the rice to the pan.
  3. Add the whole, evaporated, and condensed milks to the rice.
  4. Bring to a boil on medium-high, and cook uncovered until the mixture has thickened, about 20 minutes. Stir often to prevent rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Turn off heat and stir in raisins.
  6. Serve, topped with ground cinnamon for garnish.
Recipe Notes

To achieve the sweet flavor and soft texture of this dulce Spanish dessert, most prefer to use short grain white rice. While brown rice will result in a healthier version, the consistency might be slightly altered. Long grain rice will work as well, but it has a lower starch content than short grain rice, so your rice pudding may be less creamy.For extra flavor in this arroz con leche recipe, you can also add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Some recipes also call for a 1/2 cup sugar for added sweetness!