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They say easy as a pie, I would say, easy as a rice pudding. This simple dish has many variation and names between continents and countries: Arroz con leche in Spanish, Budino di riso in Italian, R…


8 persons

Total time

50 minutes




  • 1.40 l milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup short grain rice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom (optional)
  • cinnamon and walnuts to add on top


  1. Place a big and deep pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add milk and rice and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat to low and let it cook slowly until it gets thick and creamy, around 40 – 45 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, vanilla, and cardamom and mix very well.
  5. Let it cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  6. Divided it in serving bowls and let it cool completely before putting it in the fridge.
  7. Enjoy straight from the fridge with cinnamon and walnuts on top.
  8. View the recipe instructions at Mandarina

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