For the perfect holiday sweet treat, this rice pudding is made with the classic flavors of rompope, the Latin American version of traditional eggnog.
Cook rice, according to package directions with 2 cups milk, cinnamon stick and salt. Remove cinnamon stick; set aside.
In a blender, combine egg yolks and almonds until smooth; set aside in blender.
In a saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine remaining milk, sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup water; bring to boil.
Ladle 1 cup of the hot sweetened condensed milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture in blender; blend until smooth. Stir into remaining sweetened condensed milk mixture in saucepan. Bring to boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Boil for about 2 minutes or until thick and creamy.
Stir in rice, rum, vanilla and ground cinnamon; cook for 1 minute. Pour pudding into serving bowls. Let cool completely; refrigerate until chilled.
The holiday season calls for holiday flavors, and this rice pudding treat is made using rompope, Spanish for eggnog, commonly found throughout Latin America. The difference between this drink and other eggnog varieties is that it’s made using a dash of rum instead of other alcoholic varieties. And, one of the best parts about this simple recipe is that it’s made using pantry staple ingredients like milk, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla!
Note: If you’re looking for an alcohol-free version, simply leave out the rum.
Our secret to making this recipe even more delicious is the addition of Carolina® White Rice! The long grains are perfect for rice pudding, especially when cooked in milk and infused with cinnamon sticks and a pinch of salt to really emphasize the flavor. This helps to add a creamy rice pudding texture to the dish.
Rice pudding is one of those dishes that can be adapted to all kinds of flavors and preferences, however, if you’re a fan of the all-time classic cooking method, check out our guide to making the perfect rice pudding!
But, if you’re always looking for new and creative ways to use your favorite dessert, we’ve got plenty of recipe ideas for you to explore like these Rice Pudding Empanadas, Key Lime Rice Pudding Pie or layered Rice Pudding Parfaits with fruit.
Substitute almond extract for vanilla if preferred.
Substitute pistachios for almonds if desired.