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Arroz con Leche – Rice Pudding

Classic quick, simple, easy, and comforting, this Rice Pudding recipe is sweet and simple. Deliciously creamy and rich it’s the best cool weather dessert,  perfect for the whole family to enjoy at any time.

Arroz con Leche – Rice Pudding

I learned this Arroz con Leche {rice pudding} recipe when I was like 13 years old by accident trying to make something else. I really haven’t gone through other Rice Pudding recipes so couldn’t tell if it is the original recipe or not. But this one has been a total success in my family since I first made it. My dad is the first one to ask me to make it every holiday and even many friends ask me to make it when they are visiting!

As soon as I came to Oman, my dad and my little brother asked me to make rice pudding and I thought it would be nice to share it with you as well!.

The recipe is very simple.

Let’s make this delicious Rice Pudding

  • In a big pot stir the rice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, milk and water and mix everything with a wooden spoon. Bring to a simmer over low heat and leave it for around 2 hours mixing every now and then.
  • It should get thick and the rice very soft. Then it will be ready.
  • Before putting it away stir the condensed milk and mix.
  • Put it away and wait until it’s cool and put it on a glass bowl that you can put in the fridge.
  • It’s ready to eat. I usually wait until the next day to eat it because it tastes better. When serving, add some powdered cinnamon and it’s good to go!
  • This tastes so good. I know that people change some things depending on the country. For example in Spain they add orange peel, in Venezuela, they add some cloves, and so on. But I don’t like any of them so I make it simple!.
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Rice Pudding – Arroz Con Leche

Classic quick, simple, easy and comforting, this Rice Pudding recipe is sweet and simple. Deliciously creamy and rich it’s the best cool weather dessert, perfect for the whole family to enjoy any time.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Traditional
Keyword arroz con leche, rice pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of white {normal} rice.
  • ¾ cup of white sugar.
  • 2 stick of cinnamon.
  • 5 cups of whole milk
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 can of Sweetened Condensed milk.
  • Cinnamon in powder.

Instructions

  1. In a big pot stir the rice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, milk and water and mix everything with a wooden spoon. Bring to a simmer over low heat and leave it for around 2 hours mixing every now and then.
  2. It should get thick and the rice very soft. Then it will be ready.
  3. Before putting it away stir the condensed milk and mix.
  4. Put it away and wait until it’s cool and put it on a glass bowl that you can put in the fridge.
  5. It’s ready to eat. I usually wait until next day to eat it because it tastes better. When serving add some powdered cinnamon and it’s good to go!

Recipe Notes

This Rice Pudding tastes so good. I know that people change some things depending on the country. For example in Spain they add orange peel, in Venezuela, they add some cloves, and so on. But I don’t like any of them so I make it simple!.

What do you think? Doesn’t it look delicious?

Don’t forget to pin it so you keep this recipe for the future!

Rice Pudding Recipe Arroz con Leche

So what do you think have tried this before? If so how do you like it???

Here you have some other yummy dessert recipes in case you are hungry lol:

Til' next time...

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58 Comments

  1. Love ricepudding with cinnamon! As an diabetic type 1 I only use milk and when readycocked I sweeten with Hermesetas (special sugar). The pudding is a must have on christmas here in Sweden, but as all of my family loves it so much I usual cook it now and then.

    1. Hi Marie, thank you so much for leaving me your thoughts.
      I would have never thought this dessert could be made with sweeteners. That’s so good to know. Glad you found a way to keep enjoying this delicious dessert. So just curious, when you make it for your family, do you make 2 batches? Like one with sweetener and another one normal of they all love your version? That’s interesting to learn.
      Hope you have a wonderful day and again thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!
      Hugs and love,
      Cami.

      1. I make 4 batches…. My hubby has diabetes type 1 too and our sons (2 grown ups) likes it better with sweeteners. Seeing forward for your next email! Wish you a great weekend and hugs!

        1. 4 batches is a lot of love LOL. So glad to connect with you! I think I can learn a lot from you too!
          You too have a wonderful weekend!
          Sending hugs and lots of love!
          Cami

    1. Hi Robyn, Sorry about that. It’s definitely raw. I thought that when say cook for about 2 hours it was understood that it’s raw rice. But I’ll clarify that in the post. Thank you for your input.
      Hugs

    1. Hi Kimberly,

      I truly don’t know that information. I’ve never done it for that kind of purpose. I just make it for my family. I can say it’s a lot of rice pudding but have never measured it like that. I’m so sorry for not being helpful on this!
      Hugs.

  2. I like your recipe; I like your site and appreciate your energy! But I wouldn’t call white rice “normal” rice. We began stripping rice of all it’s vitamins and got used to it – it was a big disservice to our world and inhabitants – many of whom are poor living on rice as their base. it has led to many health conditions; turning healthy foods into vitamin deficient has added to the out of control number of obese children and adults, diabetes victims, etc. I would use this recipe with what I consider “normal” rice – and that would be brown, healthy nice before it was stripped, bleached, or white powder added to it to make it look “nice.” Full of nutrients — the reason so many people survived a rice diet. Brown rice and beans make the perfect protein. I’m not saying I don’t like the way white rice tastes – I had to get over it – used to a healthier way. Once in a while I need a white rice fix; but that’s like saying I need a diet soda once in a while – neither are really healthy for you but we crave them sometimes. I also like brown basmati rice — which would be delicious in this recipe. Okay – my two cents regarding the word “normal” and how we should start gravitating towards more healthy choices. For the sake of our future generations, we need to start going back to nutrient rich foods and a more plant based diet. Rice is one of the most important elements. (and lots of rice nowadays is full of arsenic – so soaking it for a few hours if not overnight is recommended.) Thanks for listening.

  3. Hi there! I just wanted to stop and comment on the recipe. I found it on the yummly app and I must say it looks delicious. I did try it and used 2% milk instead of whole. I did attempt the simmer technique but after 2 hrs I turned the stove to 4 and that seemed to do the trick. I don’t know if it was the milk but after I upped the heat it cooked perfectly. It also tasted great!!! Thank you bunches!

  4. Cami, this looks delicious! It was very popular at our last blog hop so it will be featured this week on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks ‘n a Row. Hope you’ll stop by.

  5. Oh my! This looks so yummy! I might have to try making this very soon! This is a popular dish during the holidays in Puerto Rico as well. :) I will pin this right now!!

  6. Hi Cami! I love arroz con leche! The last time I had it my cousin made it for breakfast when we went to visit her in California :) Good times! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by after seeing your link at VMG 206 DIY Showcase!

    Have a great week!

    Liz

  7. Wow this looks amazing! I have not had rice pudding in a long time and this makes me want to make it. Thank you for this post.

  8. Just pinned and shared on Facebook as one of this week features at Freedom Fridays:)))

    Hugs

    Lovely dish!

  9. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  10. Oh wow, this pudding looks so delicious! I really shouldn’t blog this late at night when I’m so hungry, lol! Thanks for linking up this post at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party last week! Pinned to our party boards too :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  11. My man would love this! He keeps asking me to make him rice pudding, I just haven’t had the opportunity. He keeps distracting me with other requests, like for guava pastries!

  12. My husband LOVE rice pudding, and this is completely different from how I make it, so I think I will have to try your version! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Pinworthy Project Party. I’m pinning!

  13. I used to love rice pudding – but haven’t had it in ages! I think I need to change that :)

  14. Hi Cami! I’m popping over from Let’s Get Real today. I was drawn to your rice pudding because my oldest son loves it. He gets it every time we go to one of our local restaurants. He chooses the restaurant just for the rice pudding. I knew it must be kind of simple to make, but never took the time to look up a recipe. I”m excited to try your recipe when he gets home from college. It will be a nice surprise for him.

    1. Hey there! Yayyyyyy that is exciting, I do dad with my dad when I visit him, I prepare it and when he comes from work he has it and he loooves it!. Please let me know when you make it to know what he said!!!

      XOXO
      Cami

  15. Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing this at the ‘Or so she says…’ link party. I’ll be featuring it tomorrow. Pinned it too!

    Mariel @ Or so she says…

  16. I’ll have to try this sometime soon because it looks so good! Thanks a bunch for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! I hope we see you back on Sunday at 8pm central time!

  17. I really love your photography. Recipe posts like this one inspire me to do better. I’ve gotten good at taking picture of the process of cooking, but not staging the finished product like you do. Kudos!

    1. Hi Karen, It’s all about putting up some decorations, napkins, maybe some ingredients that look good, flowers. That pic is like a composition and I usually use natural light. It;s always the best! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’m glad I inspired you!!!

      XOXO
      cami

  18. I adore rice pudding and haven’t made it in ages! You are making me want to whip up a batch :) This sounds awesome!

    1. Yayyyyy hurrayyyyy!!!! LOL I’m so glad I put and idea on you head LOL! Let me know when you make it!

      XOXO
      Cami

  19. Thank you for a great rice pudding recipe thank you sooooo much for this AWESOME recipe! I have searched and searched for a great rice pudding recipe and Im making this One!

    1. Yayyyyy I’m thrilled that I was there to give the recipe to you. Let me know how was it.

      XOXO
      Cami

  20. Camila…in Panama we prepare a batch when babies get their first tooth! also for just your comfort food dessert! Good memories and delicious every time my mom makes it for me…mine never tastes like her, lol! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

    1. Wowwww I didn’t know that! And Our desserts never tastes like our mom’s or Granny’s LOL Thanks so much for your sweet comment.

      Hugs
      Cami

  21. It’s one of my favorite (ever!!) childhood pudding.
    My mom used to make it quite often (it was also my Dad’s favorite)
    Thanks for bringing such wonderful memories, I’m going to make it sooooooooooooon

    1. That is so sweet Winnie. I’m glad I revived those memories!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      XOXO
      Cami

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