Friday, September 23, 2022

Easy Arroz Con Leche

Last week I mentioned that my aunt came for lunch for a Mexican meal. I decided that, in addition to making the margaritas, that I would prepare an easy yet traditional dessert. Mr. O-P used to be the one to make rice pudding, and he was really good at it using, what I consider to be the best recipe in the land, the one from Neiman-Marcus. I decided to go for a Mexican version, spotted online, and make Easy Arroz con Leche. It is super simple to make. I stirred everything together an hour before my aunt came so that it was still simmering lightly on the stove when she arrived, scenting the room with the rich fragrance of cinnamon and vanilla. 

Easy Arroz Con Leche

As seen on

½ c. uncooked white rice
1½ c. water
½ t. ground cinnamon
2 c. whole milk
1 14-oz.
can sweetened condensed milk
1 t. vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, add the rice, water, and ground cinnamon. Bring to a boil, and lower to a simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the milk, condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Stir well. Continue to cook over low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat, and garnish with additional ground cinnamon and/or
cinnamon sticks. 

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Marie Smith said...

Looks yummy!

Gina said...

This looks very appealing to me! My mother used to make both rice pudding and bread pudding when we were kids. So comforting!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Looks like a delicious dessert- sweet and light.

Linda said...

I wish I could go back in time and make this for my Daddy. He grew up eating rice with sugar and milk and was surprised to learn we liked ours with just plain butter and no sweetening. I have seen recipes for rice pudding, but this looks much better with the condensed milk.

Angie's Recipes said...

Simple yet fantastic! I haven't had rice pudding in ages and this has me crave some.