Cara's Drunken Rice Pudding

Many of you may also know this creamy treat as Arroz con Leche, a popular Latin dessert.  It's actually one of my favorite easy desserts.  I'm not a fan of traditional pudding, I always need texture in my food, so rice pudding was a no-brainer!  The best part of this dessert if that you can utilize your leftovers as well. I always find myself having leftover white rice and a few cups of milk that's a day or two shy of expiration.  Waste not, want not!  I put a little twist on this classic by adding a little kick with Malibu Coconut Rum.  Super easy and super delicious!

Cara's Drunken Rice Pudding

- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 2 and 1/2 cups milk
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 shot Malibu Coconut Rum

Add cooked rice, milk and sugar to a medium saucepan and turn on to medium heat.  Stirring occasionally, let mixture simmer for about 20 minutes or until mixture thickens.  If you like a thicker pudding, let it simmer for an extra 10 minutes.  When pudding reaches desired thickness, remove from heat, and add cinnamon and rum.  Allow to cool a bit and serve either warm or cold.

Wow! You might think to yourself, "What? That's it?"  It sure is, and it's simple, fresh flavors you can feed your family (or just yourself if you're a glutton), instead of powdered pudding packets with mystery ingredients.  The simplest recipes are always the best.

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