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Arroz con Leche served in bowls and topped with powdered cinnamon.
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Arroz Con Leche

Arroz con Leche is a classic Mexican dessert. Creamy, sweet, and delicious. It will have you saying, mas por favor, or more please.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 367kcal



  • To a large stockpot, add the rice, water, cinnamon, and anise.
  • Cook for 18 minutes.
  • Drain any excess water and discard the cinnamon sticks and anise.
  • Add milk, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla to the rice pot.
  • Stir to mix.
  • Bring to a simmer on low heat.
  • Add raisins.
  • Mix and turn heat off.
  • Serve and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.


You can add rum or egg yolks. Some people add orange rind it's up to you.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 1mg