7 Delicious Arroz con Leche Recipes to Celebrate Rice Pudding Day!

Today is Rice Pudding Day! That's right, on August 9th we sit down and honor the scrumptious, delicious dessert that we Latinos know as arroz con leche. To help you celebrate a bit extra this year, we've gathered the 7 most delicious rice pudding recipes from our friends at The Latin Kitchen. Whether you're looking for something traditional, want to try a lean version or even a super secret ingredient, we know you'll be enjoying today. Eat up!

1. Traditional Arroz Con Leche

Arroz con Leche might be the perfect comfort food. Soft, sweet, fragrant and easy to make when the craving strikes. Adding a bit of egg yolk to the rice, cooked with milk, sugar, cinnamon and raisins, adds an extra creamy touch.

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2. Cardamom Coconut Arroz con Leche

Use leftover rice for a new take on a classic dessert. Cardamom Coconut Arroz con Leche is indulgent, luscious, and smooth with a subtle hint of cinnamon that keeps you coming back for more.

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3. Lean Coconut Arroz con Leche

Lean Coconut Arroz con Leche combines the flavors you love with the nutrition you need to fuel your day in each and every bite!

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4. Vanilla Bean Arroz con Leche

This version is slightly more aromatic than the standard version of arroz con lechewith a fresh fragrant vanilla bean simmered along with cinnamon. 

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5. Vegan Maple Almond Arroz con Leche

If you’ve gone vegan, or have issues with dairy products, it can be hard to find those sweet treats that we all crave, especially the traditional ones abuelita made for us. For about 100 calories per half cup serving, Maple Almond Arroz con Leche makes the perfect afternoon pick-me-up at work or late-night nosh.

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6. Arroz con Leche Oatmeal

This version of arroz con leche, made with oatmeal instead of rice, still retains the strong flavors of canela and milk which gives arroz con leche its name.

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7. Coconut Pineapple Quinoa con Leche

Quinoa is so versatile that it can be prepared as a dessert too - such as Quinoa con Leche (Coconut and Pineapple Quinoa Pudding). This sweet dish has a different texture than what most are used to, but it is delicious and a very healthy alternative to rice. Enjoy!

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