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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.

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