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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. 
4.92 from 24 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 36 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 211 kcal


  • 7 cups water
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • cinnamon


  • Add water, rice and cinnamon sticks to a large saucepan and cook on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and let cook for 16-18 minutes.
  • Drain liquid from the sauce pan, remove cinnamon sticks and put rice back in the pan. Add all 3 milks - evaporated milk, condensed milk and whole milk to the pan. Let come to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly. The milk can easily burn so it's important to stir as much as possible as it thickens.
  • Pour rice into cups and sprinkle on cinnamon. If you like more cinnamon, add 1 tsp of cinnamon in when adding the milks. Serve warm.



Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 99IUCalcium: 113mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Arroz con Leche
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