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    Chacha's Arroz Con Leche: Cuban Rice Pudding

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hrs

    Chef Chessie's Note:

    Growing up, my aunt ChaCha cooked 6 nights a week for 6-8 people. She used traditional Cuban recipes, made EVERYTHING from scratch and bought everything fresh. This is my all time favorite dish.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil rice, lemon zest, vanilla & cinnamon stick in water until rice is soft.
    2. 2
      Add milk, salt, and sugar.
    3. 3
      Cook over medium flame stirring occasionally until it thickens (about 1 hour).
    4. 4
      Turn over into a Pyrex-type dish & powder with cinnamon.
    5. 5
      I leave zest & cinnamon stick in the dish and serve around it as it continues to put out flavor.
    6. 6
      Serve warm or chilled.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 22, 2008

      55

      I've done this recipe twice now and it is absolutely delicious! Yes, it may have been a little tedious to stir frequently for an hour but it was oh so worth it. In my house I get people asking for it all the time now. I read that some people don't like the strong cinnamon flavor. In that case, feel free to leave out the cinnamon stick. It will taste great without it too!

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    • on September 12, 2007

      35

      Strongly cinnamon-flavored and with a smooth, soft texture, it makes a generous batch. Its somewhat sweeter than I care for and took longer than expected to thicken. It reminded me of some of the very sweet desserts that my Puerto Rican stepmother makes. It would probably be a good dish to tempt a kid with a sore throat.

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    • on August 12, 2007

      55

      This is the first time I've tried rice pudding, and I am definitely sold! I wasn't sure how thick it had to be before I stopped cooking, so I did 1 hour exactly. It does thicken a bit more once it cools, but 1 hour was really just right. This pudding is SO creamy and delicious! Thanks Chessie!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chacha's Arroz Con Leche: Cuban Rice Pudding

    Serving Size: 1 (212 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 301.2
     
    Calories from Fat 57
    19%
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 24.2 mg
    8%
    Sodium 183.9 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 54.7 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 33.3 g
    133%
    Protein 6.7 g
    13%

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