Arroz con Leche is the spanish version of the well-known rice pudding! It’s definitely a comfort dessert, something I was needing during this quarantine. I’ve been missing my family as I haven’t been able to see them due to the chaos. My grandma used to make this dish when I was just a little girl and I decided to try making it to feel a little bit close to home.
There are so many different versions of this recipe. Some use evaporated milk, egg, raisins, even coconut! My version of this recipe is very traditional and is SUPER simple to try yourself!
5 cups whole milk
2-3 cinnamon sticks
¼ cup of sugar
1 cup white rice
7 oz sweetened condensed milk
- In a medium sized saucepan, heat 3 cups of milk, sugar, and cinnamon sticks on medium heat.
- Once brought to a boil, reduce the heat to low, add the rice and cook until milk is almost absorbed.
- Continue to add the remaining cups of milk, portions at a time; only adding when the previous portion has been absorbed. Stir the rice here and there so it does not stick to the pan! You may even add butter if you have it.
- With the last portion of milk, add the sweetened condensed milk and cook for 3-4 minutes or until you reach a desired consistency.
- Let your dish cool uncovered!
- Serve hot, warm, or cold! This is where the ground cinnamon comes in ! Feel free to add any other toppings you’d like.
Note: if your rice proves to be too thick, add more milk or even heavy cream for a richer taste. Enjoy 🙂