Arroz con Leche
Arroz con Leche is the Spanish version of the well-known rice pudding in the United States. It’s the ultimate comfort food. And almost without fail, this dessert will make you feel closer to home with every spoon, especially when served warm… so simple, but so perfect!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories per serving 298 kcal
strips of lime zest
pinch of salt
sweetened condensed milk
ground cinnamon to serve
Heat, in a medium-size heavy saucepan, over medium heat 3 cups of milk, cinnamon stick, lime zest, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil, uncovered. When it starts to boil reduce the heat to low, add rice and cook for 10 - 15 more minutes or until milk is almost evaporated. Continue adding milk, stirring constantly, 1/2 cup at the time. Wait to add more milk until the liquid has been almost completely absorbed by the rice. With the last ½ cup of milk also add the condensed milk; cook for 2 -3 minutes, or until it thickens to desired consistency. Be aware that as the rice cools it thickens. Turn off the heat.
Add butter and stir to incorporate.
Let cool uncovered, until it reaches the desired temperature. You can serve it hot, warm, or cold.
Serve hot, warm, or cold sprinkled with ground cinnamon to taste.
This recipe is also available in Español.
Let the rice pudding cool completely, and if it is too thick, often it is, I add heavy cream to achieve the consistency we like, about 2 - 3 tablespoons.
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.
Arroz con Leche
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.