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Peruvian Arroz Zambito with Clásico

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Arroz Zambito is a Peruvian dessert that translates into "dark rice pudding". Darker than regular creamy rice puddings, the color comes from chancaca, a dark, sweet natural sugar used in many Peruvian desserts. This dessert is made extra delicious with a hint of coffee, coconut and raisins.

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  • Servings: 4 servings, 1/2 cup each

Ingredients

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Directions

  • Step 1 of 7

    SOAK rice in water for 20 minutes; drain.

  • Step 2 of 7
    2

    COMBINE milk, cinnamon stick, anise seeds, cloves and soaked rice in a large saucepan. Heat over medium heat just until gently boiling. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring frequently to prevent rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan, for 12 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick and cloves.

  • Step 3 of 7
    3

    ADD evaporated milk, ½ cup coconut, raisins and chancaca (or piloncillo or dark brown sugar); heat over medium-low heat, uncovered, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until chancaca is dissolved. Add coffee granules; stir.

  • Step 4 of 7
    4

    REMOVE from heat; stir in butter and vanilla extract.

  • Step 5 of 7

    COOL until mixture thickens.

  • Step 6 of 7

    SERVE garnished with remaining ¼ cup coconut and chopped nuts.

  • Step 7 of 7

    TIPS: -Omit coffee for a kid-friendly version.
    -Serve with chopped figs or dates for a heartier version.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 4 servings, 1/2 cup each
Calories 450
Calories from Fat 120
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 10mg 4%
Sodium 180mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 42g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 35%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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