Experience the delightful taste of Cuba with this comforting Arroz con Leche recipe. This creamy rice pudding is infused with fragrant cinnamon and sweetened with condensed milk, creating a rich and satisfying dessert that's perfect for any occasion. Enjoy the traditional flavors of Cuba in every spoonful.





4 Persons

For the Arroz con Leche:
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish


1) In a large saucepan, combine the rice, cinnamon sticks, water, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.

2) Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.

3) Remove the cinnamon sticks and discard.

4) Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Continue to cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and becomes creamy, about 10-15 minutes.

5) If using raisins, stir them into the rice pudding during the last few minutes of cooking.

6) Remove from heat and let the Arroz con Leche cool slightly before serving.

7) Serve the warm or chilled rice pudding in individual bowls, garnished with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon on top.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving)                                                                                       

Calories: 280 kcal

Protein: 7g

Carbohydrates: 53g

Fat: 5g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 18mg

Sodium: 175mg

Potassium: 317mg

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 36g

Vitamin A: 160 IU

Calcium: 231mg

Iron: 1mg

DURATION : 45 minutes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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For a twist on the classic recipe, you can add a splash of rum or a sprinkle of ground nutmeg to the Arroz con Leche before serving. This dessert is best enjoyed warm, but can also be chilled in the refrigerator and served cold.