Anita’s Spanish Rice Pudding (Arroz con Leche)

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1 cup short grain rice

zest of an orange

1 stick of cinnamon

4-5 cups of whole milk, room temperature

2 cups sugar

1 Tablespoon condensed milk

Ground cinnamon or unsalted pistachios for garnish and taste


  1. Soak the rice in cold water for about 1 hour. Rinse it. Put it in a large sauce pan at medium heat with 2 cups of the milk.
  2. Cover the pan and let it simmer.RICE PUDDING 2019 BOILING Uncovered the sauce pan and lower the heat. Stirring constantly add rest of the milk (2-3 cups).
  3. Incorporate sugar and cinnamon stick. Keep stirring for at least 25 to 30 minutes until rice is completely cook and creamy. Add condensed milk and mix well till all combined.RICE PUDDING IN POT 2019

4. Remove cinnamon stick. Divide into small individual glass containers.rice pudding cups Serve warm or cool by placing them in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours to firm up. Sprinkle top of rice pudding with ground cinnamon. Enjoy!RICE PUDDING CINNAMON2019