Velvety Aztec Rice Pudding


Indulge in the creamy delight of our Velvety Aztec Rice Pudding, a luscious twist on a classic Mexican dessert. This comforting rice pudding combines the gentle sweetness of milk with the rich aroma of cinnamon, creating a delectable and soothing treat. It's a perfect dessert to enjoy any time, offering a creamy texture and heartwarming flavors.

Velvety Aztec Rice Pudding

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Sodium: 100 mg
  • Sugar: 15 g


  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 liter (4 cups) whole milk
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish
  • Optional: raisins or chopped nuts for added texture

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Cook Rice: In a large saucepan, combine rice with enough water to cover it. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the rice is just tender.
  2. Add Milk: Drain the rice and return it to the saucepan. Add whole milk, condensed milk, cinnamon stick, and orange zest.
  3. Simmer: Cook the mixture on low heat, stirring frequently, for about 30 minutes, or until the pudding thickens.
  4. Final Touch: Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Serve: Discard the cinnamon stick. Serve the rice pudding warm or chilled, sprinkled with ground cinnamon and optional raisins or nuts.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Stirring is Key: Regular stirring prevents the rice from sticking to the bottom and ensures a creamy texture.
  • Flavor Variation: Experiment with different citrus zests or spices to vary the flavor.
  • Texture Preference: Cook longer for a thicker pudding or add more milk for a thinner consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of rice?

Yes, though white rice is traditional, short-grain rice like Arborio can also be used for creamier pudding.

How can I make this pudding vegan?

Substitute the whole milk and condensed milk with coconut milk and a vegan sweetener.

How long does this pudding last in the fridge?

It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.