When I was young my mother use to make Arroz con Leche (rice pudding) mostly around Easter time, I am not sure why but that was kind of a tradition in our house. Yesterday finally I decided it was time for my to try to make it and actually it was a very good experience. First time and absolutely delicious. I have to say I was a bit enthusiastic so I made too much, well now we have for a couple of days …
The ingredients you need, (this is for quite a lot, you could use the half):
- 1 liter full fat milk
- 250 gr. rice (I used dessert rice, but my mother used normal rice)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 100 gr. sugar
- 1 lemon (the zest in thin slices)
- Ground cinnamon
First boil some water in a pan a cook the rice for about 10 minutes. after that drain the rice. Meanwhile in another pan cook the milk with the sugar, steering continuously. When starts boiling, add the rice, cinnamon sticks and lemon zest. Mix all well and in a lower fire cook for about 15 minutes, steering every now and then.
Scoop the contents in a serving dish big enough or in individual ones. I had 4 individuals and a big one, whatever you have at home. Sprinkle with the ground cinnamon. Let it cool down and then put into the refrigerator. You can keep for a few days if you cover with clingfilm.