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Arroz con Leche / Rice Pudding with Strawberries

Posted on: 29th Mar 2008

[based on Arroz con leche, Cuban-style by Bren of FlaNboyant Eats]

how to make rice pudding simple arroz con leche recipe


  • 1⅓ cup plain rice
  • 2⅔ cups water
  • 410g tin (almost 2 cups) unsweetened evaporated milk (I used Nestle Carnation)
  • 397g tin (about 1½ cups) sweetened condensed milk (I used Nestle Carnation)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (to be removed later)
  • 3 pinches salt
  • ½ -1 unwaxed lime peel (peel in one piece, not zest, to be removed later), can be also replaced with lemon, orange peel or
  • 4-5 whole cardamom pods (crushed slightly with a side of knife blade)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon to sprinkle
  • fresh strawberries or other not too sweet fruits to serve on a side (I used 400g strawberries) – optional


  1. Place rice and water in a large saucepan and bring to boil, add salt, cinnamon stick and lime peel.
  2. Reduce fire and cook covered till rice is soft.
  3. Stir in condensed and evaporated milks, vanilla extract and cook till begins to thicken.
  4. Pour into small bowls, sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
  5. Serve warm or cold, optionally with fresh strawberries or other fruits on a side.

Makes 6 servings (230 ml each).

More pudding recipe ideas:

Michelle has mouthwatering recipe for baked rice pudding topped with nutmeg (!)

Jeanne made yummy looking South African Jan Ellis pudding.

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  1. I plan to make a rum and raisin rice pudding this week :)

  2. :) I’m so glad you made it! I love the strawberries addition. You should see the shots of the arroz con leche for the book!! I can’t wait til it’s all said and done. Getting ready to look at your papaya in mango and apple jelly!! sounds great.

  3. That rice pudding sounds good!

  4. Rice pudding is one of my all-time favorites. Yum!

    And… I’ve tagged you for a meme, here.

  5. I just adore rice pudding and this looks so good – slurp :D

    Rosie x

  6. rice pudding – the king of puddings!

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