Rice pudding (arroz con leche) made the traditional Mexican way, with both whole and evaporated milk and an aromatic touch of cinnamon.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and cinnamon stick in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until cinnamon releases its color and flavor, about 5 minutes. Add rice, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

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  • Gradually add whole milk to rice, then evaporated milk. Stir in sugar. Cook uncovered until sugar is dissolved and mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes.

  • Serve warm or cold. Sprinkle each portion with ground cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

443 calories; protein 13g 26% DV; carbohydrates 73.1g 24% DV; fat 11.1g 17% DV; cholesterol 39mg 13% DV; sodium 150.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2020
Awesome recipe, brío ugh too back Memories with my mom used to make it back in the 70s. But it is definitely 2 cups whole milk 2 cups condensed milk. I also used for and 4 cups and it was just way too watery. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2020
I cut down the amount of milk as several reviews said it was soupy. That was a big mistake. I had to reheat it and at at least the amount of milk I skipped. It thickens A LOT as it stands and cools. I will make with the full amount of milk the next time. I will also add a bit more sugar. I will try again though. Also it makes a lot. We ate it for three days. Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2020
Awesome recipe, brío ugh too back Memories with my mom used to make it back in the 70s. But it is definitely 2 cups whole milk 2 cups condensed milk. I also used for and 4 cups and it was just way too watery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2019
This recipe was the closest to my grandmothers style of arroz con leche. All of the other recipes call for raisins (yuck soggy raisins). I also didn’t add sugar I used condensed milk. This recipe was easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
Easy recipe to go off of. Changed out the sugar for condensed milk. Had a little help form my Hispanic mother in law but other than that did it very easily on my own. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2020
I made this recipe with the directions given. It is SOUP. My thought was...maybe they meant to say a total of 4 cups of milk, 2 being whole and 2 being evaporated. I would have to say. It is a terrible mess. But after about an hour, all liquids absorbed and it was very delicious sans the raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2020
I cut the recipe in half and followed it thru, it turn out good! I used jasmine rice, using the type of rice will definitely make a big difference with this recipe. I will be making this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2020
Good rice pudding recipe. I used lowfat milk and evaporated milk and it turned out rich and thick with a nice flavor. I did feel it was a little too sweet for my palate, so I added a bit of salt, but next time, I'd reduce the sugar too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2020
This turned out good. I wish the directions stated what heat to cook the pudding on for 10 minutes. I cooked it too high and burned the bottom of my pan. It's very creamy with the evaporated milk. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2020
It was delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2018
I liked it! Easy recipe to go off of. I eliminated the sugar and replaced one cup of evaporated milk with one cup of condensed milk. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2020
I cut down the amount of milk as several reviews said it was soupy. That was a big mistake. I had to reheat it and at at least the amount of milk I skipped. It thickens A LOT as it stands and cools. I will make with the full amount of milk the next time. I will also add a bit more sugar. I will try again though. Also it makes a lot. We ate it for three days. Read More
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