Serious Eats: Recipes
Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)
This arroz con leche is flavored with orange rind, cinnamon, and (optional but highly recommended!) dark rum; the scent is deep and sultry. You'll notice I've used dark brown sugar as well as granulated sugar in the recipe: the pudding's color will be golden rather than white, and the flavor more complex. At home I'd use dulce de rapadura or piloncillo (unrefined whole cane sugar)—do feel free to use either if they're available to you.
This rice pudding is best served warm as soon as it is made.