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Arroz con Leche Recipe

Erica Dinho
5 from 121 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 360 kcal


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice washed
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk


  • In a small pot, add water and cinnamon sticks, bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Set aside and discard cinnamon sticks.
  • Place the rice and the cinnamon water in a large saucepan, over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt, butter, vanilla extract, 2 cups of milk, and sugar. Stir well to mix and cook uncovered for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium low. Add the remaining milk and condensed milk. Stir with a wooden spoon. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the rice pudding thickens to desire consistency.
  • Stir well and remove from heat, and let it cool at room temperature. The consistency should be very creamy. Refrigerate for a least 1 hour or overnight.



  • Arroz con Leche can stay in the fridge up to 4 days.
  • I like to use long grain rice to make this arroz con leche recipe
  • If your rice is  still hard or crunchy when all the liquid has been absorbed, add ¼ cup of more milk and ¼ of water and return to a simmer with the lid on.
  • This rice pudding recipe is sweet, if you prefer your dessert less sweet add less sugar.


Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 8gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 273mgFiber: 2gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 279IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 225mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Arroz con Leche, Colombian Food, Colombian recipes, Rice Pudding
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