Puerto Rican Rice Pudding Recipe

Puerto Rican Rice Pudding Recipe

This puerto rican rice pudding is packed with coconut and fresh ginger, for a creamy and sweet-spiced dish.

How To Make Puerto Rican Rice Pudding

An incredible sweet and hearty dessert that surely your family would enjoy! Puerto Rican rice pudding, or also known as arroz con dulce, is a sweet rice pudding with a balance of creamy and starchy. A wonderful contrast of evaporated and coconut milk with a mix of flavors from ginger and cinnamon to round everything up.

Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr


  • 2 cups medium-grain rice
  • ½ cup margarine
  • cups water, salted
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 fresh ginger, small, smashed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 tsp whole cloves
  • 12 oz evaporated milk, (1 can), large
  • 13 oz coconut cream, (1 can)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water, up to 3 cups


  1. Place 4 cups of water, ginger, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a medium pot.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 15 to 20 min.
  4. Strain through a colander (reserve ginger and cinnamon sticks – to add later to rice).
  5. Set syrup aside.
  6. Rinse and cook rice in slated water with margarine.
  7. Add extra water so rice cooks a bit mushy.
  8. When rice is done, pour syrup mix over rice and add reserved ginger, cinnamon sticks.
  9. Next add sugar, evaporated milk (whole can), and cream of coconut. Continue to cook on low heat stirring often until almost all liquid is absorbed.
  10. Now add 1 cup of raisins and blend well.
  11. Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  12. Remove ginger. Cinnamon sticks can stay.
  13. Pour rice pudding unto dinner plates and sprinkle with cinnamon powder.
  14. To store, cool and cover with plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated.


  • Sugar: 130g
  • :
  • Calcium: 286mg
  • Calories: 1546kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 238g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Fat: 62g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Iron: 8mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Potassium: 950mg
  • Protein: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 37g
  • Sodium: 384mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1222IU
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
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