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Arroz con Dulce (Sweet Rice Pudding)

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup pudding)
"This is a traditional dessert for parties and special occasions," says Olga Fusté. "In tropical climates, this dish is frequently made with coconut milk."

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (2-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup uncooked Arborio or other short-grain rice
  • 2 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 254
  • caloriesfromfat 8 %
  • fat 2.3 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 6.1 g
  • carbohydrate 52.2 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 172 mg
  • calcium 135 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 10 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed, stirring occasionally. Discard cinnamon stick. Stir in fat-free milk, sugar, and rind; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 25 minutes or until mixture thickens and becomes creamy, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in golden raisins and vanilla.

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