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Cuban Rice Pudding

Cuban Rice Pudding
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
12 servings, 1/2 cup each
Recipe Info - Prep Time
10 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
25 min
Cuban rice pudding tends to be sweeter with the addition of sweetened condensed milk. This version is made extra delicious with hints of lime, cinnamon and anise.


Step 1

Combine rice, 2 ½ cups water and lime peel in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cover. Cook for 15 to 18 minutes or until rice is tender.

Step 2

Combine remaining ½ cup water, cinnamon stick and anise seeds in a small saucepan. Boil over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Remove lime peel from cooked rice and discard. Add evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk; stir. Strain cinnamon stick-anise water into rice.

Step 4

Heat rice over low heat. Stir in vanilla extract and salt; cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Cool at room temperature or refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Garnish with lime peel and ground cinnamon.


Add ½ cup chopped mango for a Cuban version of mango sticky rice.


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