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Recipe: Arroz en Leche

Central America and Mexico, Guatemala
30 minutes


This is a traditional recipe from Guatemala.  It is very easy to cook. Arroz en leche is a dessert. 

Materials & Procedures


  1. ½ lb. of rice
  2. 1 stick of cinnamon
  3. 1 cup of sugar
  4. ½ tsp salt
  5. 1 liter of milk


  1. Rinse and clean rice.
  2. Cook rice with 2 cups of water and the cinnamon stick.
  3. Add milk, sugar, and salt and let boil.
  4. Take off flame and serve topped with powdered cinnamon and raisins, if desired.

About the Author

Ana Isabel Mendez

This recipe was submitted to World Wise Schools by Ana Isabel Mendez, Project Specialist, Rural Home Preventive Health Project, Peace Corps/Guatemala.

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