Arroz con Leche, also known as rice pudding, is a South American dessert made with rice, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and more. This recipe is sweet and delicious and even quick, because this version is made in the Instant Pot!
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Where is Arroz Con Leche From?
Rice pudding is a popular dessert in many South American countries and Spain. Truthfully, there are no concrete conclusions as to where the recipe originated. Some recipes say Spain, some say Costa Rica, and some even say Peru!
No matter where this recipe came from, I am obsessed with it! It is so delicious and perfect for a sweet treat to cure that sweet tooth.
What Ingredients Do I Need to Make this Rice Pudding?
Long grain white rice
Sweetened condensed milk
How to Make Arroz con Leche in the Instant Pot
Add the water, whole milk, rice, salt, and evaporated milk into your instant pot. Seal the lid and set the “porridge” or “oats” timer for 20 minutes.
Once your Instant Pot has completed its cooking cycle, do a Quick Pressure Release right away.
Open the lid and pour the cinnamon, vanilla, and sweetened condensed milk into the pot. Mix to create the desired texture, adding more sweetened condensed milk as desired.
Toppings for Rice Pudding
You can use whatever toppings you’d like for your rice pudding, but my favorite is cinnamon! I love sprinkling cinnamon into my rice pudding and also sprinkling it on top. You can also mix in raisins, fruit, or–if you really want to be modern– chocolate chips.
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Arroz con Leche
- Pressure Cooker
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- 1 ¼ cup water
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- ⅔ cup Evaporated milk
- Pinch of salt
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
- Add the water, whole milk, rice, salt, and evaporated milk into your instant pot. Seal the lid and set the “porridge” or “oats” timer for 20 minutes.
- Once your Instant Pot has completed its cooking cycle, do a Quick Pressure Release right away.
- Open the lid and pour the cinnamon, vanilla, and sweetened condensed milk into the pot. Mix to create the desired texture, adding more sweetened condensed milk as desired.