Arroz con leche | Rice pudding


You know I’m obsessed with rice (something quite normal among Valencians), so I had to introduce you the best Spanish dessert you can prepare with it: arroz con leche (rice pudding). It is super easy to prepare, you just have to cook the rice in milk with cinnamon and lemon zest. As always, the rice I use is Calasparra rice (you can find it in M&S), but if you can’t find it any round rice or paella rice should work perfectly. It is a quite heavy dessert so serve it fridge cold after a light lunch/dinner. I think it is perfect after a tapas Christmas lunch 😀

Send me a picture if you prepare it and tell me which is your favourite winter dessert! ❤️ See you soon!

Serves: 6 

Difficulty: I can light the stove



1 l milk

200 g of round/paella rice

150 g of sugar

a cinnamon stick

25 g of butter

lemon zest

ground cinnamon



In a pot, heat up the milk with the lemon zest, the cinnamon stick and the sugar.

Wash the rice with tap water for a couple of minutes.

Once the milk starts boiling add the rice and slow down the heat.

Add the butter and keep stirring the mixture for 17-20 minutes.

And your arroz con leche is ready! Enjoy cocinero!


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