This Arroz Con Leche recipe is the popular creamy rice pudding loved around Hispanic countries. Abuelas recipe that everyone with a sweet tooth is going to love.
Not going to lie but the song was stuck in my head
“Arroz con leche
Me quiero casar
Con una señorita
que sepa bailar.
Oh, the memories of growing up in Puerto Rico!
Now back to the recipe.
Arroz con leche receta or recipe is found all over Latin America and they are many ways to make it.
This recipe is also known as Spanish Rice Milk as well.
Can I Add Sugar Instead of Condensed Milk?
Yes, you can!
For this arroz con leche we sweetened it up with condensed milk, but you can use sugar instead. Just swap the condensed milk for 1/3 cup of white sugar and you are all set.
Can you serve Arroz con Leche warm?
You can eat it warm or cold. I love to serve it cold and since you can make it in advance it's one of my favorite treats to take to a potluck or serve at a party.
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How long does arroz con leche last refrigerated?
Sealed properly in the refrigerator it can last for around 4 days inside your refrigerator.
How many calories are in Arroz con Leche recipe?
The calories for this arroz con leche depend on the portion size and this recipe makes about 6 servings, about 200 to 300 calories. It all depends on the ingredients.
Can you freeze rice pudding?
Yes, you can freeze rice pudding. Using a freezer-friendly container you can store the arroz con leche in your freezer for about 2 to 3 months.
How to Make Arroz Con Leche
What are the ingredients to make Arroz con Leche?
To make this rice pudding recipe you are going to need the following ingredients:
- heavy cream
- condensed milk
- Orange peel
- Star anise or ground clove
- vanilla extract
Now that you have the ingredients follow the steps below to make the arroz con leche.
To being, using a small pot, add the rice, milk, orange peel, and star anise and heat over medium heat.
Bring the liquid to a simmer and mix constantly until the rice is tender about 20 minutes.
Once the rice is tender, add the condensed milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Add and mix the heavy cream.
Remove the orange peel and star anise from the pudding.
Your Arroz con Leche is Ready!
If you are not eating it warm, place the rice pudding in a container and place it in the refrigerator.
Arroz con Leche Recipe
- ½ Cup rice
- 4 Cups milk
- ½ Cup heavy cream
- ⅓ Cup condensed milk
- Orange peel from around ¼ orange
- 1 Star anise or ¼ Tsp ground clove
- 1 ½ Tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tsp vanilla extract
In a small pot over medium heat, place rice, milk, orange peel, and star anise if using. Bring to a simmer and let it cook, mixing constantly until rice is tender (around 20 minutes).
Add condensed milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract and cook for 5 more minutes.
Remove from fire. Mix in heavy cream and remove orange peel and star anise.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 112mg Carbohydrates: 23g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g