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Rice Pudding

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Recipe

Arroz con Leche

There are few smells more inviting than that of rice simmering in milk with sugar, cinnamon, and citrus peels. We like to make arroz con leche on fall or winter weekend mornings, when the doors and windows of our Barcelona flat are snugly closed, and there is little impetus to rush out, perhaps only for the newspaper and mid-morning pastry. The recipe we like is traditional and contains just a few ingredients, including both lemon and orange peels. (Many, including my mother-in-law, use only lemon peels, but I prefer the slightly sweeter tang that orange brings.) It’s a creamy dessert, sweet, with slightly chewy rice and hints of Spain’s Moorish legacy.

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup short or medium grain rice
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • Peel of ½ orange, the white pith scraped away
  • Peel of ½ lemon, the white pith scraped away
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • Ground cinnamon for dusting (optional)

Directions

 

Put the rice in a 2-quart saucepan and barely cover with cold water. Bring to a brisk boil over high heat, and then immediately remove from the heat. Drain the rice in a colander, but do not rinse. Set aside.

In the same saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the milk to a boil with the cinnamon and citrus peels. Once bubbles break the surface, return the rice to the pan and then add the sugar, stirring to break up any clumps of rice and dissolve the sugar.

Reduce the heat and simmer, partly covered, for about 40 minutes, or until most of the milk is absorbed and the rice is still chewy. Stir occasionally to prevent the rice from burning or clumping, and to prevent a thick skin from forming on the surface.

Have 4 flan or dessert cups ready.

Discard the cinnamon stick and citrus peels. Divide the pudding among the bowls with a ladle. Let cool and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour. If desired, dust the surface of each with ground cinnamon immediately before serving.


© 2006 Jeff Koehler
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

398kcal (20%)
289mg (29%)
3mg (5%)
113mcg RAE (4%)
358mg
37mg
10g
46g
1g
72g
24mg (8%)
106mg (4%)
5g (23%)
8g (13%)
2mg (9%)
 

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