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Venezuelan Rice Pudding “Arroz con Leche”
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Rice pudding is a classic South American dessert that has its origins in Spain and came to us from the colony time. But every country has it owns version of this classic.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 liter whole milk
  • 1 cup rice
  • 400 gr condensed milk 1 can
  • 3 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp cloves
  • 1 tbsp Jamaican pepper guayabita
  • Cinnamon powder
Instructions
  1. Heat the milk over medium heat and add the cinnamon stick, the Jamaican pepper, and the cloves.
  2. When the milk starts to boil, add the rice and cook over low heat for 30 - 40 minutes. (note 1)
  3. When the mix is thick enough add the condensed milk and cook for another 10 minutes over low heat.
  4. Remove the rice pudding from the stove when there is still enough liquid but the rice is completely soggy. (note 2)
  5. Serve with some cinnamon powder on top.

Recipe Notes
  1. Stir every 5 minutes with a wooden spoon to avoid burned rice at the bottom.
  2. The rice will keep cooking even out of the stove. For that reason it’s necessary to leave some liquid so the result won’t be dry.