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Cajeta (Dulce de Leche) Arroz con Leche

cajeta (dulce de leche) arroz con leche Dessert
Cajeta (Dulce de Leche) Arroz con Leche
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

This delicious arroz con leche recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember. My grandmother always added a sweet swirl of cajeta to her arroz con leche and topped it with pieces of peanut brittle. As a child I named it "Special Surprise", and use to ask for it frequently. She knew exactly what I was asking for and would dash to the kitchen to make my Special Surprise. I now make this Cajeta Arroz con Leche for my son, and love to see his eyes light up as I serve him. I imagine that's how my grandmother used to feel when she saw my eyes widen with the same happy glow. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
cinnamon sticks
1
tablespoon vanilla extract or a vanilla pod sliced in half
1
can (14 oz) condensed milk
1
cup cajeta (goat milk spread, caramel)
1 1/2
cup whole milk
1/2
cup raisins
3
cups cooked white rice
4
oz peanut brittle

Directions

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    Add cinnamon sticks, vanilla, condensed milk, cajeta, milk, and raisins into a slow cooker and set on low. Mix and allow warming for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Then add in cooked rice. Mix it well and continue to warm on low for an additional 2 hours. Stir every 30 minutes or so.

Expert Tips

  • Serve warm with pieces of peanut brittle crunched up on top.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • This delicious arroz con leche recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember. My grandmother always added a sweet swirl of cajeta to her arroz con leche and topped it with pieces of peanut brittle. As a child I named it "Special Surprise", and use to ask for it frequently. She knew exactly what I was asking for and would dash to the kitchen to make my Special Surprise. I now make this Cajeta Arroz con Leche for my son, and love to see his eyes light up as I serve him. I imagine that's how my grandmother used to feel when she saw my eyes widen with the same happy glow.

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