Arroz Con Dulce

"Puerto Rican style rice pudding..... yummy and easy to do."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • First it is recommended that you soak the rice in water for at least 3 hours before cooking so that it can soften up. After it has been soaking for a bit remove the water and begin to cook it.
  • In a heavy saucepan over med heat, bring the rice and water to a boil.
  • Lower the heat to simmer (LOW), add the cloves and cinnamon stick. Stir.
  • Let this cook (uncovered) until the water has evaporated ( 8 - 15 minutes ).
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except the pinch of cinnamon), stir gently once, and again let simmer (uncovered) until all liquid has evaporated.
  • Transfer into a casserole or serving dish, garnish with the pinch of cinnamon (sprinkle on top) and refrigerate.
  • Keep refrigerated. May be served at room temperature.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can this be made without adding shredded coconut? Thanks!
  2. I'm allergic to dairy. I usually drink almond milk, cashew milk or coconut milk. How can I substitute condensed milk and evaporated milk??


  1. Honestly, I am so shocked at how easy this was to prepare. The only tedious task is waiting for the rice to soak in water for a little over 3 hours. Lol! I love the fact that you don't have to add sugar or a ton of cinnamon for taste and flavor because of the condensed (sweetened) milk. The only 3 things that I dis different was, I added about 3/4 cup more of raisins, about 5 more spice cloves, and a little over a cup more of water when it was boiling with water. Other than that, it turned out extremely delicious!
  2. I have made this a few time and it always its a success. Being from Puerto Rican descent, this is a most at Christmas time in my house. However, something that was not mentioned in the recipe is that the rice has to be soaked in water for at least 3 hours before cooking. When putting in the pot make sure you drain the water.
  3. I am Puerto Rican and I agree that this recipe is truly wonderful! It has that yummy sugar n spice effect! LOVE IT!!!
  4. I love this recipe. It was easy to make and it came out delicioso. Everyone loved it. I've made it 5 times already.
  5. The best arroz con dulce recipe. This is the best.


i am puerto rican, 27 years old from philadelphia. i am single with no kids. i love to cook and eat all types of foods.. i love watching the food network and cooking for my family... i love to try new things and see new places...i hope to own a small bakery or diner in the future.. i was born in puerto rico but i came here to philadelphia around the age of 5.I still love my latin dishes but also love foods from all over the world... plan on trying snake, alligator and other dareing meats someday....
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