Tangerine Rice Pudding (Sabor a Mandarina Arroz con Leche)

by Erica Dinho on December 20, 2010

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.

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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 Sasha @ Global Table Adventure December 20, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Yummy I might have to make an adaptation of this with some leftover rice I have..


2 Kim December 20, 2010 at 9:51 AM

The tangerine flavor in this rice pudding must be out of this world delicious.


3 Chef E December 20, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I am just like…Wow, why have I not thought of this before! I love orange flavored EVERYTHING! LOL Great recipe Erica!


4 Faith December 20, 2010 at 1:15 PM

What a great rice pudding! Tangerine must add such a bright, refreshing flavor!


5 tasteofbeirut December 21, 2010 at 5:55 PM

I love tangerine in the winter, and the idea to combine it with rice pudding is terrific!


6 rebecca subbiah December 21, 2010 at 11:49 PM

wow love this need to make rice pudding

Merry Christmas Erica



7 grace December 22, 2010 at 5:34 AM

what a welcome version of rice pudding for the dark, dreary days of winter!


8 Felicia December 22, 2010 at 5:36 AM

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.


9 5 Star Foodie December 22, 2010 at 8:47 AM

This rice pudding sounds so unique with the flavor of tangerine, very nice!


10 Anna December 22, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Lovely idea Erica, I absolutely love tangerines smell. Looks really yummy.


11 norma December 22, 2010 at 11:36 AM

I think that tangerines are one of my all time favorites. I guess the easy peeling when I was a child.

Great recipe!


12 Chris December 23, 2010 at 8:17 AM

I bet the citrus really livens the taste of this! It sounds wonderful, Erica!


13 Gilbert December 23, 2010 at 5:37 PM

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.


14 Erica January 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments!


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