Tangerine Rice Pudding (Sabor a Mandarina Arroz con Leche)

Tangerine  Rice Pudding

One dessert that I particularly love to make is Mamita’s Rice Pudding. It is simple, tasty, creamy and easy to make, yet always delivers. I had some tangerines at home a couple of weeks ago and was craving something sweet, so I made this tangerine flavored rice pudding and we absolutely loved it. My husband said that this was the best rice pudding he ever had!

It ended up being a great alternative to my traditional rice pudding recipe.

Buen provecho!

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(6-8 servings)

  • 1 cup rice, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • Pinch salt
  • Rind of 1 tangerine
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 31/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Grated tangerine zest for garnish



  1. In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the rice, water and salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the tangerine rind, cinnamon sticks and reduce the heat to medium-low and cook uncovered, stirring once or twice, until the rice is tender, 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. Remove the tangerine rind and cinnamon sticks. In a medium bowl mix together the milk, vanilla and condensed milk. Pour the mixture over the rice, stir, and reduce the heat to low. Cook for about 20 minutes more stirring occasionally.
  4. Arroz con Leche sabor a Mandarina

  5. Set aside to cool slightly or refrigerate. The rice pudding can be served warm, at room temperature, or cold. To serve: Spoon the rice pudding into bowls and garnish with tangerine zest.
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  1. Felicia says

    I actually had some of Erica’s rice pudding when she made it. I have to say it was delicious. The texture and flavor was perfect. I hope she makes it for Christmas.

  2. Gilbert says

    Wow I had to try this, I love tradicional Arroz con Leche, but this is great… just happen to be in Asia this time of year mandarins are plentiful and are given away as good luck wishes for the incoming year. Loved this variation.

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