Easy Cinnamon Raisin Rice Pudding

This Easy and deliciously creamy rice pudding (arroz con leche) is a no fail one pot recipe with minimal ingredients and only 3 steps! an old reader favourite.

Creamy, soft rice pudding filled with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon and juicy sultanas (raisins). The ultimate comfort food! Find out how to make old fashioned rice pudding right at home with our popular family recipe.


  • 6 cups milk, (full fat, low fat or skim)
  • 1 cup medium grain rice
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (or 1 cinnamon stick)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or sultanas) (optional)
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (optional)


  1. Combine the milk, rice, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and raisins (sultanas) in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, mixing occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally while scraping the base and sides of the pan with a wooden spoon, until thick and creamy (about 15-20 minutes).
  3. Once rice is soft and cooked through, mix in the condensed milk and butter. Add 1/4 cup extra milk ONLY if needed to achieve your desired consistency.
  4. Pour the rice among serving bowls; sprinkle with extra ground cinnamon (or cinnamon sugar), and raisins (or sultanas).
  5. Serve immediately.