Arroz con Tres Leches (Mexican Three-Milk Rice Pudding)
By :Everyday Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook by Leslie Limon
Arroz on Tres Leches
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Arroz con leche is a sweet and creamy Mexican rice pudding lightly infused with cinnamon that both kids and grown-ups love. This version is extra creamy because it is made tres leches–style, with three types of milk: whole, evaporated, and sweetened condensed. Using the Instant Pot® for this classic Mexican dessert makes it even easier to enjoy with no hassle at all. Just mix in the ingredients, cover the pot, press start, and forget about it.
Arroz on Tres Leches
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Rating: 4.8
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 10 oz evaporated milk 1 can
  • 1/8 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks 3-inch
  • ground cinnamon for serving
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 10 oz evaporated milk 1 can
  • 1/8 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks 3-inch
  • ground cinnamon for serving
Arroz on Tres Leches
Votes: 5
Rating: 4.8
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. In the Instant Pot, combine the whole milk, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and 2 cups water, whisking until combined. Season with the salt.
  2. Add the rice and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Lock the lid into place and set the steam release valve to sealed. Select Manual or PRESSURE COOK and set the timer for 20 minutes on high.
  4. When cooking is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally. Unlock and remove the lid.
  5. Discard the cinnamon sticks. Gently stir the rice to combine. Serve warm; sprinkle with ground cinnamon just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Option tip: Rice pudding can also be enjoyed cold. Simply allow arroz con leche to cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container, cover, and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

7 replies
  1. Ljh9256
    Ljh9256 says:

    Excellent! I’ve always thought I’d try and make Rice pudding with the left over rice from the Chinese restaurant, but never did. This recipe was easy and has just enough sweetness. I’ll make it again.

  2. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Kered,

    This recipe can be difficult due to the milk and rice combination. Make sure to rinse the rice to reduce the amount of starch and whisk together the liquids.

  3. jonafogg
    jonafogg says:

    Surprisingly good! I got the “Burn” notification, but just took a whisk to the bottom and it fixed the issue. I didn’t wash the rice because I wanted the extra starch because its a lot a liquid, but I suppose that was my mistake.

    Tasty – and a lot more affordable than purchasing little cups on it in the supermarket.

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