Arroz con Leche

The Spanish name of this rice pudding translates to “rice with milk.” Kids in Honduras and Colombia love it!

Arroz con Leche (ah-ROSE cone LAY-chay)

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time35 minsCook Time1 hr 5 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

Adult help needed.

 1 cup long-grain white rice
 7 cups water, divided
 2 cinnamon sticks
 2 cups whole milk
 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk
 pinch of salt
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ¾ cup raisins
1

Soak the rice in 3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Strain out the water and set aside the rice.

2

Put remaining 4 cups of water and 1 cinnamon stick in a saucepan over medium-high heat. When it starts boiling, remove the cinnamon stick and add the rice to the pan. Return it to a boil and cook, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until rice is tender.

3

Strain out the liquid and put the rice back in the saucepan. Add the whole milk, condensed milk, salt and vanilla, and cook over medium-high heat until it returns to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes or until the mixture is thick.

4

Remove the rice pudding from the heat, stir in the raisins, and scoop it into serving dishes. Garnish with additional cinammon sticks if wanted.

Ingredients

 1 cup long-grain white rice
 7 cups water, divided
 2 cinnamon sticks
 2 cups whole milk
 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk
 pinch of salt
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ¾ cup raisins

Directions

1

Soak the rice in 3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Strain out the water and set aside the rice.

2

Put remaining 4 cups of water and 1 cinnamon stick in a saucepan over medium-high heat. When it starts boiling, remove the cinnamon stick and add the rice to the pan. Return it to a boil and cook, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until rice is tender.

3

Strain out the liquid and put the rice back in the saucepan. Add the whole milk, condensed milk, salt and vanilla, and cook over medium-high heat until it returns to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes or until the mixture is thick.

4

Remove the rice pudding from the heat, stir in the raisins, and scoop it into serving dishes. Garnish with additional cinammon sticks if wanted.

Arroz con Leche (ah-ROSE cone LAY-chay)

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