Arroz con leche

Arroz Con Leche

Happy Easter! Felices Pascuas!

My favorite part of this holiday has always been the dessert. I grew up in a large family surrounded by  a lot of my cousins. On this holiday, all our moms would get together to cook 12 dishes including Arroz con Leche and Biscocho (sweet bread) and cook all morning to part of the afternoon. My cousin and I used eat the other dishes so fast just to get to dessert. They would give us a pieces of a good Biscocho and a cup of Arroz con Leche. We sat together in a circle looking at each other with big smiles to finally have the most delicious dish of the day. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Disfrutenlo!

Serves 8


1 ½ cup of rice

5 cups of water

½ cup of sugar

4 cups of milk

4 0z evaporated milk

½ tsp cloves

¼ stick cinnamon

Powdered cinammon

Get the ingredients ready.

Put the water in a large pot and add the cloves and cinnamon. Let it boil for 5 min and add the rice. Stir to make sure that it doesn’t stick in the bottom. It needs to be cooked in water first for about 10 min.

You will see that the rice has absorbed most of the water. Add the milk and sugar and let it cook for another 15 min.

Add the evaporated milk and let it boil for 5 min and it’s ready.

Serve in cups and sprinkle ground cinnamon on each of them. If you like. you can add ground coconut on top. This dish goes really well with a piece of biscocho. Enjoy it!

2 comments on “Arroz con leche

  1. Rommy-I am so happy to stumble upon your blog! I spent hours last night looking overall your recipes. I decided to make arroz con leche on this rainy California morning. My husband is from Cochabamba and our kids’ Bolivian babysitter used to make this for our children. They loved it and still ask for it now they are 10 and 13- from time to time. Also I like your Maus earrings- we raised our first 2 kids in Germany and lived Sendung mit der Maus. I am excited to try your other recipes, as I currently only know how to make Sopa de Mani—your recipe is very similar to the one my in-laws make!! Thank your for this blog.

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