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Arroz con Leche- A Mexican Rice Pudding

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (16 Reviews)


Rice pudding
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A thick and creamy rice pudding dessert with the added texture and flavor of raisins and cinnamon.


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup rice, short or medium grain
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins, soaked in warm water to soften
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • butter for topping *optional


Bring whole milk and water to a slow simmer in a large pot, over medium/low heat. Stir in rice, add in cinnamon sticks and barely simmer, uncovered, until rice is softened which should be about 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally. When rice is soft, remove cinnamon sticks and stir in condensed milk, vanilla, salt and raisins. Return to a slight simmer and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice has a pudding-like consistency. Serve hot, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon or butter.
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 5 out of 5
THis is a great recipe!, Member queeneliza

I have used this recipe for arroz con leche, or rice pudding, several times. It always produces a flavorful and creamy dessert that my family loves. It is great severed cold the next day. The only changes I made to the original recipe is simmering the rice, milk, and water mixture with the lid on. This assures that the rice is tender and not crunchy.

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