Arroz Con Leche a La Gallega

Rice With Milk à La Galicia


  • 6 ozs of rice
  • 6 ozs of sugar
  • 1½ pints of milk
  • 2 ozs of butter, a pinch of salt, vanilla flavouring or nutmeg.


Wash the rice, put it in a saucepan of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Then put it on a sieve and place it under the cold water tap for a few minutes. Have ready a saucepan of boiling milk, to which the sugar, butter and a pinch of salt and either the vanilla or nutmeg flavouring have been added. Throw in the rice and, when the milk again comes to the boil, set on a very slow fire and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, covering closely.

The mixture is then put in a frying pan and fried, and sprinkled with sugar. The top is finally browned with either a red-hot poker or a red-hot iron.