Peruvian Arroz Zambito with Clásico

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.

10 mins. to Prepare

25 mins. Cooking Time

20 mins. Standing Time standing

55 mins. Total

Servings: 4 servings, 1/2 cup each

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SOAK rice in water for 20 minutes; drain.

Step 2 of 7

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

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

REMOVE from heat; stir in butter and vanilla extract.

COOL until mixture thickens.

SERVE garnished with remaining ¼ cup coconut and chopped nuts.

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

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 4 servings, 1/2 cup <i>each</i>
Calories from Fat120
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g34%
Cholesterol 10mg4%
Sodium 180mg7%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 42g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A8%
Vitamin C4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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