So, I’ve been on a mission to figure out ways to incorporate milk into my diet this pregnancy. Since I was unaware I was pregnant for almost two months and I was still breastfeeding my son AJ – I was told I could use more dairy and vitamin D in my diet.
One of my all time favorite Spanish deserts is Arroz con leche. I would love coming home to a homemade pot of Arroz con leche when I was a kid, my mom always had a fresh batch for us. So I tested out a few recipes of my own and finally came up with a fool proof, delicious and easy recipe. To make it even easier, its a crockpot recipe so you don’t have to do too much babysitting. You can walk away and do your daily tasks, which in my case is cleaning after my toddler.
Here’s the recipe:
- 4 Cups of milk
- 1/2 cup of white rice
- 1 stick of cinnamon ( I used 2 tablespoons of cinnamon)
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
-you can add raisins if you desire, I personally do not like them
- Place all ingredients in the crockpot
- Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally. I stirred about every hour or so.
- Cook until rice is fully cooked through and milk is thickened into pudding like texture. About 2 1/2 – 3 hours.
Serves about 3 1/2 – 4 cups
I like to take the rice pudding out at about 2 1/2 hours so that its left like more of a pudding consistency. If you leave it for about 3 hours, it will be a little bit thicker of a consistency. But this may vary depending on your crockpot settings.
There it is, one of the easiest and tastiest arroz con leche recipes! Better than restaurant or store bought! Try it out and leave a comment below!
Till next time!