Arroz con Leche – Spanish Rice Pudding

Arroz con Leche – Spanish Rice Pudding


Arroz con Leche – Spanish Rice Pudding

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Easy Rice Pudding With A Hint of Citrus

Arroz con Leche is one of the world’s favorite desserts.

Citrus essences of orange and lemon are the hallmarks of this Spanish version and add to the vibrancy of cinnamon and vanilla. This Arroz con Leche recipe is equally satisfying served warm after dinner or cold as a refreshing snack. Make rice pudding for your family tonight for a classic taste of Spain!

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¼ tsp.


4 cups

whole milk

1 tsp.

freshly grated lemon or orange zest

1 tsp.

vanilla extract

Ground cinnamon (optional)


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Step 1

Add 2 cups water to medium, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring water to boil. Stir in rice and salt. Return water to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 minutes

Step 2

Stir in milk, cinnamon sticks and lemon or orange zest. Increase heat to medium-high; bring milk to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and scorching, until mixture is thick and creamy, about 25 minutes. Stir in condensed milk and vanilla. Cook, stirring often, until flavor is absorbed, about 5 minutes more.

Step 3

Pour rice pudding into serving bowl; serve warm or chilled. Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving, if desired.

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Patricia Blessings

My family loved this easy simple recipe. I added some pieces of crushed pineapples, & raisins. To the mixture. I received so many compliments. Great easy simple, delicious recipe for potluck. Kids will love it!!!


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