Arroz con Leche

Arroz Con Leche

I love waking up in the morning to my kids’ smiling faces. They’re chattering away with excitement for their breakfast, and I feel like the luckiest mom on earth. These moments are what make me want to start cooking healthier food that will fill them up without weighing them down – like this Arroz con Leche recipe! It is so easy to make and tastes delicious! This post includes an authentic Arroz con Leche recipe you can enjoy anytime of day. Enjoy!
prep: 10 mins cook: 40 mins total: 50 mins Servings: 10 Yield: 10 servings


¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup water

1 ½ cups short grain rice

2 ¼ cups water

1 (14 ounce) can condensed milk

1 cinnamon stick

2 tablespoons anise seed, crushed

1 (1/4 inch x 3 inch) strip lime peel

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

¾ cup raisins (Optional)


Combine 2 1/4 cups of water, rice, and lime peel in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes until the rice is tender.

While the rice is cooking, combine 1/2 cup of water, the cinnamon stick, and anise in another saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a low boil for 3 minutes, then remove saucepan from stove. Strain flavored water into a bowl and set aside, discarding cinnamon stick and anise pieces.

After rice has simmered for 20 minutes, carefully remove the lime peel with a slotted spoon, and over low heat, gradually stir evaporated milk and condensed milk into the rice. Mix in the cinnamon and anise-flavored water, vanilla, and salt. Add raisins, if desired. Continue to stir until the mixture thickens, about 7 to 10 minutes.

If the pudding is too watery after 10 minutes, turn up heat to medium-low and stir continuously. When pudding reaches desired consistency, remove from heat and pour into individual dishes, or a large bowl. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 325 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 59.4g; fat 6.4g; cholesterol 23.2mg; sodium 148mg.

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