Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding)

arroz con leche mexican rice pudding

My mom is in town and let me just say how much I love having her here. As always the time flies by when she visits and every time she leaves I regret not filming a cooking video of her. Well this visit I planned ahead and we filmed two great videos! This arroz con leche video and another one where she makes a cameo appearance (coming soon). My mom is a little shy when it comes to video making, but I’m so proud of her – I think she is really getting the hang of it.

In the video below she teaches us how to make arroz con leche. This recipe is in our published cookbook. It is the perfect time of year to make this comforting dish. It can be served for breakfast or dessert and tastes great hot or cold.

I have so many fond memories about this dish – It is so economical to make and can feed a crowd. I can close my eyes and it smells like my grandma’s house. I wish you could scratch and sniff this video.

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Buen provecho!


Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding)

A thick and creamy rice pudding served for breakfast or dessert with the added texture and flavor of cinnamon.



  1. Over high heat, bring the water to a boil with the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and salt.
  2. Remove from the heat and cover. Steep for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Remove cinnamon sticks and cloves and discard. Add rice and over medium heat boil for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the evaporated milk, condensed milk, and raisins and continue to cook over low heat for about 5 minutes. Stir gently but be careful not to stir too much so rice doesn’t get mushy.
  5. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon.
More recipes available at This recipe is also published in Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

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