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Arroz Zambito


Arroz Zambito Recipe

The Arroz Zambito or brown milk rice is a delicious Peruvian dessert. It is very similar to rice pudding, with the exception that it is prepared with a brown sugar or chancaca, hence its peculiar color. This exquisite dessert is usually combined with the famous purple mazamorra.

As stated earlier, zambito rice is very similar to rice pudding, but it varies somewhat in texture, color and flavor. It is usually less dense and creamy. Its characteristic color comes from unrefined brown sugar; and the flavor is reinforced by including pecans, raisins and dried coconut.

This time we bring you a recipe for zambito rice very easy to carry out; However, it requires a little time. Learn to do it and enjoy it with your closest beings.

Preparation:10 minutes
Idle period:20 minutes
Cooking:35 minutes
Total Time:1h 5m
Station:All year
Place of preparation:The kitchen
Food fusion:No

Zambito rice Ingredients for 4 people

  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup chancaca, coarsely chopped or (dark browm sugar)
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons blond raisins
  • 4 tablespoons grated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons pecans

Instructions Zambito Rice

Step 1

In a pot place the water, rice, cinnamon and cloves. Cook until the water evaporates and the grain is cooked, but not sticky. Approximately 30 minutes If necessary you can add a little more water.

Remove the cinnamon and cloves to avoid inconvenience when eating.

Step 2

In another pot, melt the chancaca with ½ cup of water. Let cook until a light honey forms.

Step 3

Then, add the chancaca or brown sugar to the rice and mix very well.

Step 4

Then add the evaporated milk, condensed milk, raisins, coconut and pecans. Cook for two minutes.

Step 5

Let stand and serve ½ cup of rice per diner.