Arroz con Leche with Dulce De Leche – Caramel Rice Pudding Recipe

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Preparation time
5 mins
Cooking time
45 mins
8 people
Meal course
Mexican American
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2 cup
1 cup
Extra-Long Grain Rice
1 tsp
4 cup
whole milk
1 cup
Sweetened and Condensed Milk
1 cup
Dulce de Leche, Cajeta
Arroz con Leche with Dulce De Leche – Caramel Rice Pudding Recipe

In Mexico, dulce de leche is also known as cajeta which is a silky milk caramel that makes any dessert even more delicious.  With this recipe, we follow the lead of Mexican chefs who swirl it into rice pudding.  The final result is a delicious Mexican dessert that makes any special occasion even sweeter!

  1. Bring water to boil in medium, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in rice and salt. Return water to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium pot over medium-high heat bring milk, sweetened and condensed milk, dulce de leche and cinnamon sticks to boil; cover and set aside.
  2. Stir warm milk mixture into pot with cooked rice. Increase heat to medium-high; bring milk to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally with wooden spoon and scraping bottom of pot to prevent sticking and scorching, until rice mixture is creamy and thickened, 8-10 minutes. (Note that pudding will continue to thicken once cooled).
  3. Pour rice pudding into serving bowls; serve warm or chilled. Garnish with cinnamon.