Enjoy the deliciously rich and creamy taste of this tres leches inspired rice pudding made with fluffy white rice for a truly any time treat.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
In a medium bowl combine egg and evaporated milk.
Stir sweetened condensed milk and coconut milk into cooked rice. Add egg mixture and stir well.
Place pot back on stove over medium heat. Bring to a simmer stirring frequently. Do not boil.
Once mixture is simmering, reduce heat to low. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, or until pudding starts to thicken.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pudding will continue to thicken as it cools.
Portion pudding into individual serving dishes and garnish with fruit.
This delicious take on a tres leches cake is made with fluffy white rice simmered in 3 different kinds of creamy milk! If you’re not familiar with tres leches cake, it’s a Latin American-inspired sponge cake soaked in 3 milks (tres leches) — evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. However, for our rice pudding version, we’ve swapped out the heavy cream for lighter coconut milk.
The beauty of a tasty rice pudding is that you can serve it any time of year. In the hot summer months, chill and serve cold as a refreshing treat while in the colder months you can serve fresh and warm topped with your favorite fruit.
If you’ve never made a rice pudding before, this recipe is as simple as it is tasty! However, you might also want to check out our guide to making the perfect rice pudding for a few pointers.
Your rice pudding will get that deliciously thick and creamy texture from the combination of milk simmering together with the fluffy white rice and later that sweet flavor with the addition of vanilla and topped with fresh fruit.