Arroz Con Leche – Rice Pudding

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Arroz con leche, creamy and wholesome!  This rice pudding has flavors more typical to Spain using fresh whole milk, cinnamon, and lemon peel.  For an extra creamy texture, cream and eggs.  For this version, I also used soaked brown jasmine rice.  Delicious and Nutritious.

Arroz Con Leche – Rice Pudding


  • 1 cup brown rice like jasmine or basmati (white rice will do just fine)
  • 1/2 gallon (fresh) whole milk
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 eggs
  • lemon rind of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground cinnamon to taste


If using white rice, skip steps 1 and 2

  1. The night before soak the cup of brown rice in 1 quart of water adding 3-4 tablespoons of an acid medium such as whey, lemon juice, yogurt or kefir. I soaked the rice for 24 hours.
  2. The next day drain the rice and rinse in cold water.
  3. In a large pot, add the rice, 1/2 gallon of milk, raw honey, and 2 cinnamon sticks.  Bring to a simmer and cover for an hour stirring every 5 – 8 minutes so the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Simmer until the rice is tender.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the cream, eggs, lemon peel, and salt.  Add to the pot and stir for an additional 5 minutes or so.
  6. Remove the cinnamon sticks and pour the contents of the pan into a dish to cool.
  7. Once cooled down place in the refrigerator overnight.  The rice pudding should be super creamy and thick.
  8. Top with ground cinnamon.

You can either eat the pudding warm as soon as it’s done or eat it cold the next day 😀

Buen Provecho!

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29 Responses to "Arroz Con Leche – Rice Pudding"
  1. Divina Pe says:

    Oh YUM, I just want to dig in and enjoy that rice pudding.

  2. TeenieCakes says:

    I so love Rice Pudding (childhood comfort food). The pudding in your photo looks like the perfect consistency and I can almost taste it with the cinnamon sprinkled on it. Beautiful photo – thx for sharing!

  3. Erica says:

    Arroz con leche is my favorite dessert. I love your version.

  4. Chow and Chatter says:

    oh yummy I so need to make rice pudding for Jasmine have a great weekend Diana

    Love Rebecca

  5. myblissfulbites says:

    Comfort food in a bowl. Delicious!

  6. Cristie says:

    Oh my goodness, I just about fell of my chair when I saw your picture. What a wonderful treat this rice pudding is- I usually make some of this over the holidays and didn't get to it. Yours just looks divine!

  7. Ruth says:

    How Bizarre. I was going to post the recipe for Portuguese Rice Pudding today which is the Portuguese version of this lovely dessert. Glad I popped by first. This looks amazing. I will have to cook something else now lol

  8. Vegetable Matter says:

    Brown rice is a great idea. Healthy comfort food if there is such a thing!

  9. 3 hungry tummies says:

    This looks fantastic, love the sprinkle of cinnamon!

  10. Sook says:

    Rice pudding is one of very few things my baby will eat… he would love homemade ones! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. momgateway says:

    Lovely version of this comfort food.

  12. Tasty Eats At Home says:

    Ooooh, yum! I always think that brown rice wouldn't work in rice pudding, but I suppose if you soaked it, it'll turn into a pudding too! This sounds delicious.

  13. Foy says:

    Wow, I think I could eat the whole milk and raw honey and be a happy camper. I would never eat this dish cold, becuase it would never last that long!

  14. Drick says:

    its been a long time since I had this dessert – really looks great…

  15. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    This is comfort food to me. I grew up eating a very similar rice pudding! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  16. Momma says:

    Lady, as I am the lucky recipient of what is in the picture, holy cow, is it ever awesome!

  17. My Little Space says:

    Rice pudding is something like sweet rice porridge, isn't it? And just the additional of milk make the differences.

  18. jose manuel says:

    Aquí en mi pueblo no se usa huevo. Muy rica la receta

  19. Billie says:

    I can never say no to a good rice pudding :) I had one last night with vanilla bean and fig/red wine compote…so good. This looks delicious, and your blog in general is beautiful.

  20. Tiny Urban Kitchen says:

    That looks fantastic! And I like how you use brown rice to add more vitamins! :)

  21. Claire ( says:

    I just came across your blog and love it, looks like a great recipe!

  22. Fresh Local and Best says:

    It has been so long since I made arroz con leche! I should try this version, it looks so good!

  23. says:

    This is one of my husband's favorite desserts. I will have to try to make it for him!

  24. 5 Star Foodie says:

    This rice pudding sounds absolutely wonderful! Yum!

  25. Merche says:

    Hi Diana! My mom uses to make Arroz con leche in her kitchen robot and it is so ridiculousluy easy we all love it. Although we only put milk and sugar, no other fats added. One variation very common in Asturias, the northern Spanish region where they come from, is to add a little bit of "Anís liqueur", like Ouzzo or Pastis, which adds a subtle flavour that is great (hay,m and apt for kids as weel, alcohol evaporates!).
    Un saludo desde España!

  26. Diana Bauman says:

    Thanks everyone for the comments!

  27. Arabic Bites says:

    I love rice pudding but didn't try it before with eggs… looks very delicious & creamy … yum 😀

  28. Natasha says:

    When I was growing up, one of my favorite snacks was an Indian/Trinidadian version of rice pudding. Your post just made me crave it now. I must try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  29. yummy2tummy says:

    I would love a bowl of rice pudding right now. My mother only makes it during the Christmas holiday. This year she didn't make it though :(

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