Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)
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Arroz con Leche (pronounced: ah-ROHS kohn LEH-cheh) is a traditional Latin American dessert that is creamy, sweet, and comforting. It's a perfect way to end a meal and is sure to please any crowd. This recipe serves 4 people.


  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional, for garnish)
  • Zest of 1 lemon (optional)


  1. Rinse the Rice: Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. This helps remove excess starch and prevents the rice from becoming too sticky.
  2. Cook the Rice: In a medium-sized pot, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed rice and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the rice simmer for about 15 minutes or until the water is fully absorbed.
  3. Add Milk and Cinnamon: Add the 4 cups of milk and the cinnamon stick to the pot with the cooked rice. Increase the heat to medium and bring it to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Sweeten the Mixture: Once the milk is hot and the rice is starting to soften, add the cup of sugar. Stir well to ensure the sugar dissolves completely.
  5. Simmer Until Thickened: Continue to simmer the mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the rice is very tender and the mixture has thickened to a pudding-like consistency. This should take about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Add Flavorings: Remove the pot from the heat. Take out the cinnamon stick and stir in the vanilla extract and lemon zest, if using.
  7. Serve: Spoon the Arroz con Leche into individual serving bowls. If desired, sprinkle a little ground cinnamon on top for garnish.
  8. Cool and Enjoy: Allow the pudding to cool slightly before serving. It can be enjoyed warm or chilled, depending on your preference.

Arroz con Leche is a simple yet delicious dessert that brings warmth and comfort to any meal. Its creamy texture and sweet, cinnamon-infused flavor make it a favorite among many. Enjoy this delightful treat with family and friends!

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