Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)


Guatemalan version of rice pudding. Serve hot or cold.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 2 ½ cups milk

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Combine water and rice in a bowl. Let soak, at least 30 minutes.

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

  3. Stir milk, sugar, salt, and cinnamon stick into the saucepan. Simmer until thick and the consistency of pudding, about 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute up to half of the milk with evaporated milk if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
2g Fat
34g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 190mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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