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Rice Pudding -- Mexican Style, Arroz Con Leche

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“This arroz con leche recipe comes from a calender cookbook called Mexico, The Beautiful Cookbook. My Mother-in-law was about to throw it out and I found this wonderful rice pudding recipe in it. It is by far the best I have ever tasted. I omit the the lime and orange peel but I am sure it's probably great with it. uuum, uuum good. *I have made no changes to the recipe but want to make a note that many users state a frustration with the stirring time so feel free to turn the heat up a little but I posted the recipe exactly as it was on the calendar. I apologize to anyone that has been frustrated. The end result is always wonderful though : ) THANKS for all the wonderful reviews, it is very much appreciated. Enjoy!!!”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the rice in a large saucepan with the water, cinnamon, lime peel and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil; lower the heat and cook, covered, until most of the water has been absorbed.
  3. Beat an egg into the milk.
  4. Stir in the milk, egg mixture and sugar, stirring constantly, over low heat until the mixture thickens.
  5. Add the raisins and vanilla and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 to 20 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a platter or individual bowls and refrigerate.
  8. Garnish with ground cinnamon if desired.

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