Arroz Con Leche (Rice with Milk)

Arroz Con Leche (Rice with Milk)

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This is the Mexican version of rice pudding. It's sweet, creamy, custardy and lightly spiced with cinnamon. Enjoy as a comforting dessert over the cold winter months.


Serves: 6 

  • 190g uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 475ml water
  • 475ml full fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 65g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250ml full fat milk
  • 150ml thickened cream
  • 70g raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Bring the rice, butter and water to the 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.
  2. Whisk together 475ml 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.
  3. Stir in 250ml full fat milk, cream, raisins and cinnamon until thoroughly mixed then allow to cool for a few minutes. Serve warm or cold.

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