Arroz con leche venezolano (venezuelan style rice with milk - pudding)

Main Dish
3 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3
1 cup long grain rice

2 cups water

6 cups of milk

1-1/2 - 2 cups of sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

4 cinnamon sticks

cinnamon powder for dusting

1/4 cup of coconut flavored rum and 1/2 cup raisins


  • In a large pot put water and rice to boil stirring for about 8-10 minutes until water evaporates and rice has softened.
  • Add milk, cinnamon sticks and bring to boil; then add sugar and salt.
  • Lower heat and begin to simmer. Stir frequently so as not to clump. This took over and hour.
  • Taste the consistency, if you want it softer cook a bit longer. It all depends on your rice. Let cool.
  • Take half of the rice and place it in a bowl for children and non-drinkers.
  • Meanwhile, place your raisins in rum to macerate. Once your raisins have plumped, add to the rice and mix. Let cool.
  • You may also add raisins with out the rum to the plain rice.
  • Plate and serve, sprinkling cinnamon powder over the rice pudding.


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