National Rice Pudding Day: Try my abuela's secret recipe

When I make arroz con leche, my kids can't wait until it's cool enough to eat. They want it warm. Sometimes they want it for breakfast with raisins. I like to serve it in individual bowls and store in the fridge--it makes a delicious dessert and the perfect snack too. I'm sharing my abuela's rice pudding recipe and I hope you enjoy it with your children as I enjoy it with mine.

Happy National Rice Pudding Day!


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Rice pudding
Makes 8 servings

1 cup of white rice
2 cups of water
6 cups of skim milk
1 cinnamon stick
the zest of a lime
1 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground cinamon


1. Put the rice in a colander and rinse under running water.

2. Place the rice in a pot with 2 cups of water, boil and cook uncovered until the liquid is almost completely absorbed, about 7 minutes.

3. Add the milk, cinnamon stick and lime zest, and once it boils, cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden.

4. Add the sugar and cook for 20 minutes more, stirring occasionaly.

5. Add salt, stir and cook for 1 more minute.

6. Remove from heat, discard the lime zest and cinnamon stick.

7. Serve in individual cups and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

8. Serve warm or cold.

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Image via Enriqueta Lemoine

Topics: latin recipe  abuelitas recipe  dessert  latin snack