Originally posted June 04, 2020

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche by MexFoodJournal

Mexican Food Journal

Mexican style rice pudding.


  • 3/4 cup white rice
  • 2 cups milk divided in 2 parts
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • ground cinnamon to taste
  • 1/2 cup raisins
4 servings


Bring the water to a boil, then add the rice, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Prepare the Arroz con Leche
While the rice is cooking in a medium pan soak the cinnamon stick in 1 cup of milk.
Add the cooked rice to the 1 cup of milk with the cinnamon stick and turn the heat to low.
Add the sugar and the salt then cook for 10 minutes stirring regularly.
Add the butter and stir well.
Add the remaining cup of milk and vanilla. Stir to mix the ingredients well. Continue cooking over over low heat for 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat and cover. Let rest for 5 minutes.

1 hour



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