Rating: 4.43 stars
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Often called Arroz con Leche, this is a sweet custard-like pudding. I haven't had a single person not love this traditional Mexican rice pudding. You might want to double the recipe!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the rice, butter, and water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Whisk together 2 cups of milk, flour, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl, and pour the milk mixture over the cooked rice. Stir to combine, and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Stir in 1 cup whole milk, the cream, raisins, and cinnamon until thoroughly mixed, and allow to cool for a few minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; protein 8.6g; carbohydrates 54.3g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 89.6mg; sodium 75.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (43)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
This is a great recipe!! I made a few minor changes and substituted the 1 cup of whole milk with evaporated milk and used sweetened condensed milk instead of the heavy cream. This is the closest I have come to finding a recipe that tastes like my Grandma's!! Thanks! Read More
(135)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2010
It's a nice rice pudding but nothing spectacular. I made it for a crowd and it did not all get eaten. It's good but not amazing. Read More
(12)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
This is a great recipe!! I made a few minor changes and substituted the 1 cup of whole milk with evaporated milk and used sweetened condensed milk instead of the heavy cream. This is the closest I have come to finding a recipe that tastes like my Grandma's!! Thanks! Read More
(135)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
SMOOTH & CREAMY! This is not overly sweet. I thought I had made it wrong because it wasn't thick like other rice puddings. I researched Arroz con Leche and found it is "soupier" than American rice puddings. I cooked it a little longer to thicken to my preference and once it cooled it was perfect. SMOOTH & CREAMY! Thank you crys7422 for sharing your recipe. I learned something new tonight! Read More
(70)
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2011
I did as one reviewer and used sweetened condensed milk to replace that 2nd cup of milk. It was very good and made it more rich. If you do this, remember, do not add that 1/3 cup sugar. Try it first. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2010
It's a nice rice pudding but nothing spectacular. I made it for a crowd and it did not all get eaten. It's good but not amazing. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2013
This is a great recipe! Very creamy! I didn't change a thing and it thickened up just right. My husband said it wasn't sweet enough and added more sugar but I love it as is. As for those who say they loved this recipe but changed ingredients, you do realize don't you, that if you change an ingredient, add an ingredient or delete an ingredient then it is no longer this recipe. Just one of my petpeeves about many of the reviews on this site. But, enjoy this recipe as is or with alterations. bg Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2013
I've noticed a lot of reviews stating the rice is really soup-y or watery. I've made this plenty of times and it's always pretty thick. So I'm thinking it could be that some people are following package directions for cooking the rice and then adding the water to the cooked rice? If that is not the problem omit the 1 cup of milk added after the sweet rice is made which will make it more custard-like. I hope this helps! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2011
My family loved this receipe. I omitted the egg and sugar. I did substitute evap milk for the 1 cup whole milk and used sweetened cond. milk for heavy cream as others suggested. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
i love this rice! its so tasty and creamy! Definitely one of my favorites! Thanks crys 7422! Read More
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