Rice Pudding (Arroz con leche)


1½ cup water
½ cup rice
1 slice of lemon peel
1 cinnamon stick
1 liter of milk
1 cup refined sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Ground cinnamon

Cooking instructions: 

Cook the rice in the water with the lemon peel and the cinnamon stick until the rice is tender. Add the milk, the salt and the sugar. Reduce heat and simmer until it thickens, for approximately one hour. Stir from time to time so as not to let it stick to the bottom of the pot. Put it into serving dishes and garnish with ground cinnamon.

If you prefer condensed milk, use a can diluted in 3 cups of water. If you prefer to use evaporated milk, use a can diluted in 2 cups of water.