Soft and creamy, this arroz con leche is a milk only rice dish that is made with milk, butter, and a sprinkle of sugar. Perfect for cooler evenings and to serve a family member who is under the weather.
Add in rice, and bring to a rolling simmer, mix once and allow to boil for 15 minutes.
Lower heat to medium low, and add in milk, vanilla, butter, and sugar.
Cook an additional 15 minutes or until rice is soft and ingredients have transformed into a creamy thick soup like texture; stirring occasionally.
For a thicker arroz con leche recipe, start with only using 1 cup of milk, and gradually add more milk, if desired.
If you're serving this to someone with an upset stomach, add in a star of anise to the water while it boils. Remove the anise when you're adding in the milk and remaining ingredients.