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Sweet Potato and Orange Arroz con Leche – Arroz con Leche con Camote y Naranja


Sweet potatoe and orange arroz con leche We love sweet potatoes and now that fall is here I just want to use them with everything.  In search of a new way eat them and as I looked for a dessert that the kids would love  I decided to combine it with one of my favorite dishes:  arroz con leche.  The result was a deliciously sweet dish that you will not want to miss out on.  This is so easy to make and would be perfect for Thanksgiving or to enjoy on fall day.


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Sweet Potato and Orange Arroz con Leche - Arroz con Leche con Camote y Naranja
Sweet Potato Arroz con Leche
  • 1 cup of long grain rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can of sweet potato puree
  • Rind from one orange (reserve one teaspoon for decoration)
  • Marshmallow cream
  1. Combine water and orange juice. In a heavy saucepan soak the rice and cinnamon stick in the water and orange juice 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, condensed milk and orange rind 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 sweet potato puree and, stir until heated thoroughly remove from heat. Serve, top with a spoonful of marshmallow cream and sprinkle orange rind to decorate.


Arroz con Leche y Calabaza
Esta receta tiene algunos cambios, después de probar muchas formas diferentes de hacer el Arroz con Leche he encontrado que utilizar leche condensada en vez de azúcar le da un sabor muy especial y me gusta agregarle un poco de vainilla y un huevo para mejorar la consistencia.


1 taza de arroz de grano largo
1 raja de canela
3 tazas de agua
1 taza de jugo de naranja
1 huevo
3 tazas de leche entera
1 lata de 12 onz. de leche condensada
1 cucharada de extracto de vainilla
1 lata de de puré de camote
ralladura de 1 naranja (reserva una cucharadita para decorar)

En una olla coloca el arroz y la raja de canela, agrega el agua y deja en remojo por una hora. Después de haberlo dejado remojando por una hora ponlo a cocer destapado, a fuego alto. En cuanto hierva baja la temperatura a fuego medio y cocina por 10 a 12 minutos o hasta el agua se haya evaporado casi por completo.

Mientras el arroz se cocina bate el huevo, agrégale la leche, el extracto de vainilla, la leche condensada y mescla bien. Agrega la mescla al arroz . Agrega el camote y la ralladura de naranja y cocina a fuego lento por aproximadamente 30 minutos o hasta el liquido se consuma y quede mas o menos espeso, según tu gusto. Remueve del fuego y deja enfriar. Sírvelo y agrega una cucharada de crema de marshmallow (marschmallow cream) o decora con una pisca de ralladura de naranja.

¡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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  1. cynthia bogart

    Hi Paula, I am putting this in my recipe file. Do you think I can substitute milk with a little sugar for the condensed milk? My family will love this!

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  2. Bohemian Babushka

    How they whole family doesn’t weign 300 libras each BB will never know!! Siempre, sharing such delicias. Pinned, gracias. GG2U

    1. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

      We share with the inlays, that is our secret. 🙂 lol!

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