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Pumpkin Arroz con Leche

pumpkin arroz con leche
Arroz con leche is one of my favorite desserts . It reminds me of my childhood and I like it because it’s easy to make and I usually have all the ingredients I need to make it in my pantry. Now that I live in the United States I like giving my Arroz con Leche an American touch. Thanksgiving is almost here and fall flavors inspired me to experiment to find the ideal Arroz con Leche recipe for our Thanksgiving dinner. I am sharing with you my adventures in the kitchen using different ingredients to achive this mission.

You can see the recipe for classic Arroz con Leche HERE.


Pumpkin Arroz con Leche for Thanksgiving - Arroz con Leche con Calabaza para El Día de Gracias
  • 1 cup of long grain rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  1. In a saucepan soak the rice and cinnamon stick in the water for 1 hour.
  2. After soaking, bring the rice mixture to a boil on high heat, uncovered. When it starts to boil lower the heat to medium and cook for 10 to 12 more minutes or until water is almost evaporated.
  3. While rice is cooking, beat the egg in a bowl. Add the milk and stir well to mix. Add the egg mixture, vanilla extract and condensed milk to the rice and cook over low heat, stirring carefully, until most of the liquid evaporates and the rice reaches the desired consistency, about 30 minutes. Add the pumpkin puree and the pumpkin pie spice, stir until heated thoroughly remove from heat. Serve and add a dash of pumpkin spice, decorate with cinnamon sticks.

Find how to make your own pumpkin pie spice HERE

¡Buen Provecho!

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About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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