While enjoyed throughout the holiday seasonin Puerto Rico, especially in the Mateo household in Coamo, thissweet rice pudding is traditionally served for dessert on ChristmasEve. Raisins, cinnamon, and coconut milk flavor the pudding mixture,which is cooled in pie plates or a baking dish then chilled untilfirm and cut into wedges for serving. The rice is soaked fortwo hours before its cooked, so be sure to allow time forthis preparation step.
Recipe: Mateo Family PuertoRican Sweet Rice Pudding
1 cup uncooked medium-grain white rice
2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into chunks
2 cinnamon sticks
4 to 5 whole cloves
2 cups water
1 (12-ounce) can NESTL ® CARNATION® EvaporatedMilk
1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
1 3/4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup raisins
Ground cinnamon powder for garnish
Preparation Time: 1 hr
Cooking Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Cooling Time: 2 hrs cooling
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6of recipe): Calories: 190 Calories from Fat: 60 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 6 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 160 mg Carbohydrates:29 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 17 g Protein: 2 g
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