How to Make Arroz Con Leche: Mexican Rice Pudding

Arroz on leche recipe

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
665 Calories
18g Fat
109g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 665
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 426mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 109g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 85g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 638mg 49%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 960mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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


  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 1/4 cups water

  • 1 cup rice (short or medium grain)

  • 2 stick cinnamon sticks

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanillaextract

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup raisins (soaked in warm water to soften)

  • Ground cinnamon and butter, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for rice pudding
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  2. Bring whole milk and water to a slow simmer in a large pot over medium-low heat.

    Bring milk to boil
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  3. Stir in rice, add cinnamon sticks, and barely simmer, uncovered, until rice is softened, which should be about 20 to 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

    Stir in rice
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  4. When rice is soft, remove cinnamon sticks.

    When rice is soft, remove cinnamon sticks
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  5. Stir in condensed milk, vanilla, salt, and raisins.

    Stir in condensed milk
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  6. Return to a slight simmer and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice has a pudding-like consistency.

    Return to a slight simmer
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  7. Serve hot, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon or butter.

    Serve hot
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