Arroz con leche (mexican rice pudding)
Mexican Rice Pudding Dairy
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:05:01 AM. Recipe ID 29791. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Arroz con leche (mexican rice pudding)
Categories: Desserts, Puddings, Mexican, Dairy
Yield: 6 Servings
Cinnamon stick, 2"
Lime zest, 2" strip x 3/4"
1 c Rice
1 qt Milk
3/4 c Sugar
1/4 ts Salt
4 lg Egg yolks
1/2 ts Vanilla extract
1/4 c Raisins
1 tb Butter, sweet; cut into bits
Ground cinnamon; for garnish
The rice. Bring 2 c water to boil in med saucepan, add cinnamon
stick and lime zest, cover and simmer over med heat for 5 min. Pour
in rice, let mix return to boil, stir once, then cover and cook over
med-low heat for 20 min, until all the liquid is absorbed and the
rice is tender.
The pudding. Stir in milk, sugar, and salt and simmer over med to
med-low heat, stirring frequently, until the liquid shows the FIRST
signs of thickening, 20-25 min. Take from the heat and remove the
cinn stick and zest. Beat the egg yolks until runny, stir in the
vanilla and a few T of the hot rice, the stir yolk concoction back
into the rice mixture, Mix in HALF the raisins, then spoon the rice
pudding into a decorative 8"square baking dish.
Browning and finishing the pudding. Preheat the broiler and dot the
rice pudding w/butter. Set the dish under the heat long enough to
brown the top, 3 or 4 min. Sprinkle with remaining raisins and the
ground cinnamon, and serve warm or at room temperature.
Timing and Advance Preparation The rice pudding can be ready in an
hour, much of which won't involve your direct participation. It may
be prepared through Step 2 a day or two in advance, then buttered and
broiled shortly before serving.
-- The Cuisines of Mexico
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