Saturday, September 19, 2015

Arroz con Leche- Cuban Rice Pudding

Tracking Pixel
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice

I don’t bake a lot, I usually end up buying desserts or sweets at the store. It’s a running joke in my house that I only cook Mexican/Cuban dishes well. With the help of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice I made my family Arroz con Leche (Cuban Rice Pudding).

By using Minute® Ready to Serve Rice , it saved about 20 minutes of cook time. Not only that, but made it a lot easier to make as well. I didn’t have to wait for the water to boil and the rice to cook. All I had to do was pop the containers in the microwave for 60 seconds and that part was done.

To say my husband liked this is a complete understatement. He said by far this was the best dessert I have ever made. I love that I can make this with staples that I keep in my pantry/fridge. You can eat it cold or hot, so throwing it together at night and putting it in a to go container for lunch the next day makes it perfection.

One of the things I love about Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is the cups are already portioned out for you and two cups come in a container. There is no guessing involved. If you get their Whole Grain Brown Rice you can add a little granola, and peanut butter and make it a great afternoon snack for the kids or even a pick me up during that 3pm sleepy hour (I know i’m not the only one).

If you want more ideas on what to make with Minute® Ready to Serve Rice check out their site. There are other styles of rice as well, not just white. Whole Grain options of Brown Rice, Brown & Wild Rice and Multi-Grain Medley, Jasmine Rice, Chicken Rice Mix, Yellow Rice Mix, and Fried Rice Mix. The options that are endless.

Arroz Con Leche- Cuban Rice Pudding

  • 1.5 containers of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4.5 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • take tops off the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice containers and cook in microwave for 1 minute
  • in a pot add rice, milk, salt and sugar
  • cook over medium heat, and stir every 10 mins or so (prevent from burning) for about an hour until it thickens
  • take out cinnamon sticks and put in container or dessert cups
  • sprinkle ground cinnamon over
  • serve warm or chilled

Please like us on facebook so you can get updates, new giveaway listings, and more

This post was sponsored and financial compensation was received for this post. The sponsor and any compensation received for this post in no way affected my opinion or any statements presented in this post. Top Notch Material blog always provides honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products and services reviewed. If you have any questions or would like your product, service or company featured on Top Notch Material, please contact katrina  from Top Notch Material at katrina dot gehman {at} gmail [dot] com. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

You may copy recipes on to your own computer for personal use; however, you cannot copy this recipe in its' entirety and place on your blog without giving complete credit to Top Notch Material. You may share recipes in email or websites or IN PART, as long as credit is given to Top Notch Material as the author and provide a clickable text link DIRECTLY to the recipe on our blog. You may not sell or charge for access for any recipes copied from this blog. If sharing on Pinterest or other social media, please do not replicate entire recipe in description; please provide direct link to this post. Links above may contain affiliate links.


  1. Looks delicious! Can't wait to make it for my family!

    1. I hope they love it. I had to tear it away from my husband.

  2. Sounds yummy!! Have to get my aunt to make this, she's the cook around here!!

  3. This is an interesting dish. I am not a rice as dessert kind of person so this is not for me, but I'm sure that I know some people who would enjoy this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  4. I've never had rice pudding. I'll be trying this soon!

  5. I wonder if you could make this in the crock pot? I have the ingredients except for the minute rice.

    1. if you try in a crock pot make sure to have on low so it doesn't burn. I learned the hard way of not stiring often enough. it was bad, really bad.

  6. Interesting recipe...I'm considering trying it but hope I will like rice in a dessert!

  7. That sounds like my kind of cooking.If O tried to cook regular rice it would be a big clump of starch. This recipe sounds good. I like rice pudding.

  8. This looks absolutely delicious! I love rice pudding.

  9. Looks interesting.Have you tried unsweetened recipes?

  10. I love rice pudding but i have never tried to make it homemade , i had never realized how easy it would be , thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe with us.

  11. I've got to make this, I absolutely love rice pudding!! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. I love rice pudding a lot, so I would be interested in trying this. I will reference e your recipe in order to make it right.

  13. Minute rice is still really good

  14. That sounds good. I like rice pudding but I never make it. I never think about it I guess.

  15. What a great and easy rice pudding recipe, thank you for sharing.