This step by step guide to making an authentic rice pudding, is easy to follow and can be made with simple pantry ingredients. Better yet, it doesn’t take a whole lot of time and can be made way in advance. With just a few steps, you’ll have this dessert done and in the fridge in just under 30 minutes flat.
Rinse Mahatma® Basmati Rice in cool water until the water runs clear. Drain any excess water. After, in a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.
Stir in the rice, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. Then, add milk, cinnamon sticks, lime zest and sugar.
Return the pot to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. When rice is done, remove the cinnamon sticks.
Optional: Serve garnished with raisins and ground cinnamon.
Arroz con leche is a popular Latin American dish which translates directly to ‘Rice with milk’, but these days it’s more usually referred to as ’Rice pudding’. Whether you are familiar with the dessert or not, we assure you, this recipe is as classic as it gets.
Mix up your topping choices! Thanks to its bold flavor, this recipe holds enormous opportunities to make cooking a family activity. Gather together and encourage all participants to personalize their own dish by adding the topping of choice. Shredded coconut, white chocolate drops, dried fruits, or dark chocolate are sure to add a little twist.
Don’t have any limes handy? Don’t worry! Switch out orange for lime to keep a touch of citrus in the mix. Citrus flavors are key to balance out the sweet ingredients.