Today is World Milk Day, and we’re celebrating by giving you this simple yet delicious dinner-party pudding Arroz con Leche recipe. Give your next dinner party a Peruvian twist with this creamy show-stopper dessert; you don’t need to tell them how quick and easy it is!

(Serves 4)


200g pudding rice
650ml water
Juice of 1 orange
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 tin evaporated milk (400 ml)
1 tin sweetened condensed milk (400 ml)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Cinnamon powder


Pour the water into a heavy saucepan. Add the juice of one orange, the cinnamon stick and the cloves. Bring to a boil.

Wash the rice thoroughly and add to the boiling water. Bring to a boil again. Then reduce heat and let simmer without lid until the water is gone and the rice is soft (about 15 – 20 minutes) Remove the cloves and the cinnamon stick.

Add the evaporated milk. Constantly stirring, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer continuing stirring until the mixture thickens (about 10 minutes). Then add the sweetened condensed milk. Without stopping to stir, continue cooking over low heat until your rice pudding gets creamy (about 10 minutes). Stir in the vanilla essence.

Fill the rice pudding in a bowl and enjoy!

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