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Arroz con Leche de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Rice Pudding)

Arroz con Leche de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Rice Pudding)

Erica Dinho
5 from 11 votes


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice washed
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of sugar or more to taste
  • 1 12 oz can store-bought or homemade arequipe, plus more for serving


  • Put the rice, water and cinnamon sticks in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, uncovered, reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Discard the cinnamon sticks.
  • Stir in the whole milk, evaporated milk, salt, vanilla, sugar, arequipe. Continue cooking over medium heat about 10 minutes more, stirring often.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook, uncovered, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer the rice pudding to a serving bowl. Drizzle the top of the pudding with arequipe or dulce de leche and serve.
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