Arroz con leche

December 23, 2009

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Some like it hot ... some not. You can enjoy this delish recipe warm or cold ... or room temp for that matter, its lovely all the way around. For those with a sweet tooth you may want to add a half a cup o' sugar. Cheers. amreen

Serves: 8


  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cinamon sticks
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)
  • ground cinamon for garnish
In This Recipe


  1. Soak the rice, cinnamon sticks and orange zest in a saucepan with the 4 cups of water for 1 hour.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil on high heat. Once it has boiled lower the heat to medium and continue cooking until almost all the water is absorbed. (approximately 10 - 12 minutes)
  3. While the rice is cooking mix the egg into the milk, add the vanilla and condensed milk.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the rice and continue to cook on medium low for at least 30 minutes. Stir constantly to keep the rice from sticking and the milk from burning.
  5. Cook the rice until it has reached your desired consistency. Let it cool and then place it in individual glasses and top with cinnamon, raisins and almonds.

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