It's cold today! Doesn't help that our apartment switched all of our units from heat to air conditioning last week...you know, when it was 77 degrees. But now, with the dip in temps, Alessandro and I are sitting in our apartment, in full sweatpant outfits, curled up in blankets, warming our hands with our breathe because it's dang cold in here! I thought that the perfect thing to warm us up would be to make a pot of Atole de Arroz. This is a dish that my Grandma frequently made and that I absolutely love! I thought I'd share the recipe.
To make a generous helping for two people, you will need:
3/4 cup of white rice (cooked in 1.5 cups of water)
1.5 cups of milk total, which you can split by using 3/4 cup of canned evaporated milk and 3/4 cup of regular milk (skim, whole, 2%, doesn't matter) OR, you can use all evaporated milk
1/8 cup of sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
First, cook the rice. To do so, add 1.5 cups of water to the rice and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside.
Next, combine the 1.5 cups of milk, 1/8 cup of sugar and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan. On low-medium heat, bring to a boil and let boil, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Then turn the heat down and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Next, add the rice to the saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until thick. Give it a taste, and add a sprinkle more of sugar if needed. Serve in a bowl with the cinnamon stick and a dash of cinnamon for garnish. Enjoy!