Arroz con Dulce (Sweet Rice 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."


6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup pudding)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Olga Fusté, MS, RD,

Diabetic Cooking for Latinos,

Cooking Light

August 2007
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