|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 57g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|*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.|
This Latin American-style rice pudding with raisins and cinnamon is a huge favorite throughout South America. Often flavored with rum, studded with plump raisins, and sprinkled with cinnamon, rice pudding takes a little patience and lots of stirring to prepare, but it's worth the effort.
Some people prefer to enjoy their rice pudding warm, but it is often served cold in Latin America. Variations on the basic version include adding coconut or coconut milk, anise, orange peel, sweetened condensed milk, coffee, or even made with corn in place of the rice. In Peru, arroz con leche is often served with mazamorra morada, a spiced pudding made from purple corn.
Gather the ingredients.
Soak raisins for several hours (or overnight) in the rum.
Add the rice, water, milk, cinnamon, cloves, and salt to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer, stirring often—until the rice is completely cooked and the liquid is mostly absorbed.
Remove the cinnamon stick and the cloves. Add the evaporated milk and the sugar, and continue to cook over at a low boil, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (about 20 to 30 minutes). Drain the raisins (reserve rum if desired) and stir them into the rice mixture. Cook for several minutes more.
Remove from heat and stir in some of the reserved rum if desired. Let rice cool for five minutes, the stir in the vanilla.
Serve cold or at room temperature, sprinkled with cinnamon. Enjoy!