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Arroz con Leche with Coconut Milk

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6
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If you are looking for a dessert that is easy to make and that everyone loves, you can try some arroz con leche de coco. It has it all: it’s budget-friendly, it’s easy to make, and it’s simply delicious. This version, made with coconut milk, is spectacular. I dare you to try it and tell me what you think. I’m sure you’ll love it!
by Cristina Duffy
Updated Dec 19, 2016
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  • 1 cup medium-grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 13.5 oz. can coconut milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Raisins (optional)


  • 1
    Soak the rice in enough water to cover it all.
  • 2
    In the meantime, pour two cups of water into a pot and add the cinnamon sticks. Cook over medium heat until it boils.
  • 3
    Drain the water but save it.
  • 4
    In another pot, mix the evaporated milk, coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Add the water you saved previously.
  • 5
    Reserve 1 cup of this mix to use it in another step of the recipe.
  • 6
    Warm up the mixture until it boils and then add the rice.
  • 7
    Stir softly, cooking over low heat for 25 minutes.
  • 8
    Pour the mixture you reserved into the pot. You can add raisins to it if you want.
  • 9
    Let it cook over low heat until the arroz con leche is thick enough.
  • 10
    Serve in individual portions.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    If you want to make it even more delicious, serve it with grated coconut and a pinch of cinnamon powder.

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