Nothing says comfort to me like arroz con leche! I love it, love it, love it and yet, I don't make it that often because the way my abuela taught me how to make it, it is really high in calories so it's only a sometimes treat. But now that I know I can make it with almond milk, you better believe I'm going to be making this ALL the time and eating it without the slightest bit of guilt. You guys, one serving of this, which is about a quarter of the recipe, only has 150 calories!!!
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Making arroz con leche with almond milk is great for a few reasons. One being that almond milk has less calories than regular milk. Almond milk is also a perfect option for people who are lactose intolerant, it is high in nutrients and protein and it has no saturated fat or cholesterol. But really we all know that in the end, it's about the taste and you know what? It tastes GREAT in this arroz con leche recipe.
Lactose-free Arroz con Leche
2 1/2 cups Silk Almond milk
1/3 cup short grain white rice or Arborio rice
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins
Bring Silk Almond milk, rice and salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
Reduce heat to low and simmer and keep saucepan uncovered until rice is cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.
In a small bowl, beat egg until well combined. Whisk in a ladle of hot rice mixture into beaten egg.
Add egg mixture back into saucepan and stir over low heat until thickened, about 10-12 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins.
Serve warm or cold.
Image and recipe via Silk.com