Chacha's Arroz Con Leche: Cuban Rice Pudding

Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

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