Mexican Rice Pudding Mexican Rice Pudding or arroz con leche a humble dessert to celebrate lent 4-6 servings Long grain rice Water Condensed milk Evaporated milk Fresh milk Cinnamon sticks Cinnamon powder

Mexican Rice Pudding

Mexican Rice Pudding or Arroz con Leche #ABRecipes #LentRecipes

Mexican Rice Pudding or Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche or Mexican Rice Pudding is a wonderful dessert for any occasion, it is easy and economical. I have so many great memories about this dessert that was a favorite at my mom’s and also at my great grand mother’s house. The flavor is sweet and comforting, when I eat it just feels like home. Cooking Mexican cuisine recipes makes me also very happy. That is why today I want to share with you this family recipe for arroz con leche or Mexican rice pudding,  a humble but flavorful way to end a meal.

Mexican Rice Pudding a humble dessert #ABRecipes

Mexican Rice Pudding a humble dessert for lent


  • 1 1/2 cups of long grain rice
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 cups of fresh milk
  • 2 cups of evaporated milk
  • 2 cup of condensed milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder

Preparation time: 45 minutes. Serves 4-6 portions. Cost per portion less than $2.00 depending on the cost of the ingredients at your local supermarket. You will need measuring cups, a soup pan medium size and a spoon for stirring.

Mexican Rice pudding excellent for canning #ABRecipes

Mexican Rice pudding excellent for canning too

Place the soup pan on the stove and add the water, the rice and the cinnamon sticks and let the ingredients simmer using medium heat. When the rice is tender strain the water out and add the milk, the condensed and the evaporated milks. Stir a little bit more so that all the milks combine well with the rice and cook for other 5-7 minutes. Pour the Mexican rice pudding on a bowl and let it get cold or room temperature. You can refrigerate if you prefer to serve cold. Serve on a small dessert bowl and dust with cinnamon powder. This dessert is also perfect for canning, great treat to eat at the office or at the school, or to use as homemade gifts for your friends to get them introduced to new flavors.

Mexican Rice Pudding or Arroz con Leche recipe #ABRecipes

Mexican Rice Pudding or Arroz con Leche recipe that can be served warm of cold

The flavor is delicate and homey appropriate to end a meal with a sweet note. This dessert is also humble so if you are observing lent this arroz con leche or Mexican rice pudding will complement well your lent menu. As you know me and fellow Latina food bloggers we are sharing weekly basis lent recipes to provide you with easy ideas to prepare lent meals to your family or if you are simply looking for vegetarian options.

I invite you to visit my fellow Latina food bloggers who have great recipes for lent please visit Mama Latina Tips and our Lenten Recipes Pinterest board to get inspired!


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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • Sandra Del Rocio Perez

    Esto si que es una delicia, me trae dulces recuerdos familiares. Me has dado una gran idea para la merienda.

    • Adriana Martin

      a mi tambien esta receta era de mi mami saludos

  • Natalia Carter

    Este puede llegar a ser uno de mis postres favoritos!

    • Adriana Martin

      es uno de mis favoritos

  • laura Rodriguez

    mmm Qué rico, esto es para mi un confort food!! Arróz con leche es “hogar”.

    • Adriana Martin

      Si alivia el alma

  • BohemianBabushka

    Muy parecido al Arroz con leche Cubano- por lo tanto, yo se que es Buenisimo!!! ; ) BB2U

    • Adriana Martin

      Eso BB saludos¡

  • Maybelline

    Se parece bastante al arroz con leche que tenemos en Venezuela, solo que nosotros por lo general le ponemos solo la canela en polvo y despues de que está listo

    • Adriana Martin

      Agregarle la canela en raja le da un sabor mas intenso de canela es muy rico gracias Maybelline

  • Estilo Familiar

    Esto se ve riquísimo Adriana.

    • Adriana Martin

      Muchas gracias Mayra =)

  • Yadira

    Es bien similar a nuestro arroz con dulce.

    • Adriana Martin

      yo creo que a todos nosotros los latino nos une la comida asi que seguramente esta receta de mi mami estoy segura agradara al paladar boricua tambien, saludos

  • Yissele Shirley

    Qué delicia! Adoro todo lo que tenga arroz y leche! Yummy! 😉

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ

    • Adriana Martin

      es muy rico

  • Karina Fernández

    Ricooo. como nos encanta el arroz con leche en casa. Me animaste hacerlo,

    • Adriana Martin

      sale muy bueno saludos Karina

  • diana rodriguez

    Se ve muy rico, hace mucho no lo preparo..

    • Adriana Martin

      sencillo y muy sabroso

  • Negra Flor

    Qué delicia! Con lo que me gusta el arroz con leche! Ahora no lo puedo tomar, porque estoy en una dieta, pero la probaré seguro!! Menos mal que siempre te leo después de cenar, Adriana: tus posts son la tentación! xoxo

    • Adriana Martin

      Sale riquisimo amiga

  • mommyhoodsdiary

    mmmm… arroz con leche es un clasico latino!! El tuyo se ve que quedo super rico. Gracias por compartir.

    • Adriana Martin

      Si es mi favorito y esta receta era de mi mami

  • Adriana Martin

    Many thanks April for stopping by and for inviting me to your linkup!

  • Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

    Love rice pudding. I want some! Do you need my address to mail me some? jejejeje 😉

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