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Arroz Con Leche Recipe

Lil' Luna
Classic Arroz Con Leche - a variation of rice pudding that is sweet and cooked with milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk and topped with cinnamon. 
5 from 135 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10
Calories 84 kcal


  • 7 cups water
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ground cinnamon for topping


  • Combine water, rice and cinnamon sticks in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, uncovered, and cook for 16–18 minutes.
  • Drain any remaining liquid, remove cinnamon sticks and return rice to the pan over medium-high heat. Add sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and whole milk and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly. The milk can easily burn, so it is important to stir constantly as it thickens.
  • Divide rice among serving cups and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve warm.



Make Ahead: Just store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a few days. We reheat it in a pot and add a bit more cinnamon to the top before serving.
Variations: For a more intense cinnamon-flavored rice pudding, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in Step 2 when adding the milks. You can also add raisins at this point, if you wish.
Toppings: Try topping each serving with a sprinkle of brown sugar, nutmeg or coconut or with a drizzle of honey.


Serving: 1gCalories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 19mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 42IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Arroz con Leche
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