This Cuban-style custard is just the right amount of creamy sweetness making it perfect for your next dinner party or as a sweet midday treat anytime.
Cook jasmine rice according to package directions, substituting 2 cups milk for water. Set aside.
In large heatproof bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch until smooth and blended; set aside.
In a saucepan set over medium heat, combine remaining whole milk, evaporated milk, lemon peel, cinnamon stick and salt; cook, stirring often, for 3 to 5 minutes or just until mixture begins to boil. Let stand for 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and lemon peel.
Gradually stir hot milk mixture into egg yolk mixture. Return to saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes or until pudding is boiling and thickened. Cook for 1 more minute; stir in rice and vanilla. Let cool.
Divide custard into 10 ramekins. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until completely chilled. Dust with cinnamon before serving.
Drizzle caramel or dulce de leche over the custards, and garnish with berries if desired.
Need to use up leftover rice? Use it to prepare our simple Mexican Chicken and Rice with Thai Jasmine Rice.
Perfect as a dessert or for breakfast, this irresistibly sweet and creamy Cuban-Style Natilla Custard with Jasmine Rice is sure to be a fast favorite. Made with fragrant Mahatma® Jasmine Rice, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, and just a touch of lemon flavor, this delicious treat is divided into ten individual-sized ramekins making it the perfect dessert for sharing at your next holiday dinner, or for easily grabbing just the right portion out of the fridge when the craving for a little something sweet strikes.
Before making this dish, make sure to learn the perfect water to jasmine rice ratio, in order to make the perfect treat!
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