Pudding is nice as meals, and you can try to have Costa Rican rice pudding. Common pudding may only make you bored. The taste is mostly the same. Some extras make the taste a bit different, but it is still the same pudding. Even, cooking instructions are also similar. When you still want to get pudding with different tastes, the rice pudding from Costa Rica is the great option.

The rice pudding is also known as arroz con leche. From the name, it is very clear that it becomes one of the original menus of Costa Rica. It is quite unique since it is rare to find menus and meals coming from Costa Rica. That’s why it is worth to try. You can make the rice pudding by following the steps. There will be no problems since it is quite easy to make.


  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • 2 sticks cracked cinnamon
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup water


Serving Directions:

  1. Prepare a saucepan.
  2. Bring the ½ cup of rice, water, 2 cups of milk, nutmeg, and vanilla extract and put them into the saucepan. Then, use high heat to boil the ingredients.
  3. In the process, stirring the ingredients is important to prevent scorching.
  4. Let the ingredients boil for around 5 minutes.
  5. Add the condensed milk. After that, simmer all of them by using low heat.
  6. You have 2 cups of milk left. Stir it and add to the ingredients. Do it slowly.
  7. Then, stir all ingredients in the pan until the mixture gets thickened.
  8. Add the raisins and cook again the mixture. It will take around 10 minutes.
  9. After that, rest the pudding and serve it. It is best to eat the pudding in room temperature.

Those are the complete steps to make Costa Rican rice pudding. Actually, it is not too difficult. Some details in the ingredients and steps need attentions, but those are not big problem to worry. You will be able to do it as long as you stick to the instructions.

In the ingredients, the type of rice and milks bring important factors. Therefore, it is better to follow all of the ingredients in order to get the best results. Moreover, it can be new experience to have the Costa Rican pudding, so it is better to cook the Costa Rican rice pudding carefully.


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