This recipe post will go over how to make arroz con leche with cooked rice. It's super simple to make and will have you wanting to make it again as soon as it's gone!

It translates to rice with milk, commonly known as rice pudding. It is a popular breakfast staple in latino and hispanic cultures. It's especially popular and frequently made during the winter and chillier months. Think of it as a stick-to-your bones kind of meal, just like oatmeal.

What is arroz con leche?

-Cooked rice -Whole milk -Evaporated milk -Cinnamon sticks -Sweetened cream of coconut (can use condensed milk in lieu of) -Dash of cinnamon for garnishing -Toasted coconut for garnishing

Ingredient list

-Cook 2 cups of rice in your rice cooker. Add both milks to a heated pot. Keep on low heat. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Then add cinnamon sticks. Boil on low heat for 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks.

Step-by-step instructions

-Add in 1 cup of coconut cream. Stir. Add in cooked rice. Put on low heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Step-by-step instructions

Serve warm in small bowls. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon and toasted coconut flakes.

Step-by-step instructions

Cook your rice ahead of time. I like to cook mine the day before. This allows some time for a bit of the moisture to be released and for the rice to not get too soggy when added to the milk.

Top tip

You can use a can of condensed milk instead, which is what is traditionally used. Start with half a can and add more to taste.

What if I don't have any cream of coconut?

-Raisins  -Nuts  -Toasted coconut  -Brown sugar -Whatever sounds good to you!

What toppings can I use?

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