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Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding) is one of the most traditional desserts in Mexican cuisine, and its main ingredients include rice, milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Read below to follow along with the recipe & don’t forget to upload a picture and tag @NevadaMilk when you try this popular Latin American dish out for yourself!

Arroz con Leche (English)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 10


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 2 1/4 cups uncooked white rice
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon


  • In a saucepan, combine the water and the cinnamon stick and let it boil over high heat until the cinnamon stick releases its color and flavor. This step should take approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice to the water mix, cover the saucepan, and turn the heat to low.
  • Cook the rice in the water until it is tender, and it has absorbed the water. This step should take about 15 minutes.
  • Once the rice is cooked, add the whole milk and evaporated milk gradually.
  • Add the sugar and stir. Leave the saucepan uncovered and cook until sugar is dissolved, and the mixture has thickened. This should take about 10 minutes.


You can serve this dessert warm or cold. Cool in the refrigerator until it has reached your desired temperature. Sprinkle each portion with ground cinnamon before serving and enjoy!
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Arroz con Leche (Spanish)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 11


  • 4 tazas de agua
  • 1/2 palito de canela
  • 2 1/4 tazas de arroz crudo
  • 4 tazas del leche evaporada
  • 4 tazas de leche entera
  • 1 1/4 tazas de azúcar blanca
  • 2 pizcas de canela molida


  • Calienta el agua y el palito de canela en una cacerola a fuego alto y déjela hervir durante unos 5 minutos, o hasta que la canela suelte su color y sabor.
  • Agrega el arroz, baja a fuego lento y cubre la cacerola.
  • Cocina hasta que el arroz esté tierno y haya absorbido el agua. Este paso dura aproximadamente 15 minutos.
  • Vierte la leche entera y después la leche evaporada al arroz.
  • Agrega el azúcar y revuelve. Deja la cacerola descubierta y cocina hasta que el azúcar se disuelva y la mezcla se haya espesado. Este paso toma aproximadamente 10 minutos.


Puedes servir tu arroz con leche caliente o frío. Si deseas servirlo frío, déjalo en el refrigerador hasta que este haya alcanzado la temperatura deseada. Espolvorea con la canela molida antes de servir y ¡disfruta!