Rice with Milk Recipe

Rice with Milk Recipe
Rice with Milk Recipe

Rice with Milk

It has been months since we were in Mexico and the Mexico program has ended, but I still want to share one of my favorite Mexican desserts with you. It is an adaptation to the original. This is my favorite version.

There are so many variations on this that it is not clear where the original comes from. In France, you have milk rice and you can find this simple dessert in almost all countries in Latin America.

Incidentally, you can also make the rice with milk very well with leftover rice. I sometimes cook too much rice and you can use that the next day to make the rice pudding. For flavor, I always add a cinnamon stick and one or two pieces of star anise. I let it drag along during cooking and that gives it a delicious taste.

Rice with milk

You can then serve the rice with milk hot or cold. It is also very nice to serve it with some fresh fruit. Here I used banana, but of course, you can also use fresh strawberries.

Add some raisins or dried cranberries to the boil as soon as you add the almond milk. That is even better!

You can of course also make this with regular milk, but the almond milk makes this a lactose-free version of the rice with milk!

Rice with Milk Recipe



  • 150 gr pandan rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 750 ml almond milk
  • 200 gr sugar
  • 1 banana
  • Slice of lime
  • Optional: 2 tbsp dried cranberries


  1. In a saucepan, which is not too small, put the rice, cinnamon sticks, star anise, salt and water and bring to the boil. Cover the pan with a lid and lower the heat. Let it simmer slowly until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Pour in the almond milk and let it heat up again until it starts to bubble. Now stir in the sugar and add (optional) the dried cranberries, let it simmer uncovered for a minute or 10-15 and stir every now and then.
  3. Turn off the heat, cover and let it cool slightly. To serve, sprinkle with some ground cinnamon.
  4. Serve hot or cold of your choice.


The stated nutritional value is based on standard tables and therefore an estimated total. No rights can be derived from the information in the nutritional table.



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