Rice Casserole

Budín de Arroz

Preparation info
  • 4-6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

Try to find the true Ceylon cinnamon for this dish. The cinnamon and sugar should completely cover the casserole, so the wrong flavor of the cassia usually sold as cinnamon in this country would really stand out.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)


Melt the butter in a heavy 2-quart Dutch oven or saucepan over medium heat. When fragrant and bubbling, add the onion and garlic and cook 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the rice and cook, stirring often, until the rice is golden, about 3 more minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, partly covered, 10 minutes. Stir in the milk, cover tightly, and co