Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  249
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  42 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  49 mg
  • Potassium  84 mg
  • Phosphorus  66 mg
  • Calcium  15 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Arroz Con Leche (Rice with Milk)

Turn plain white rice into a yummy, kidney-friendly dessert with renal dietitian Melisa's Arroz con Leche recipe. By substituting a low potassium, low phosphorus nondairy substitute for milk, dialysis patients can go back for seconds without exceeding their kidney diet goals.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Melisa from Texas.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 cup white rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups liquid nondairy creamer
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Rinse rice with tap water, then drain.
  2. Add rice and 1 cup water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove lid and stir in milk substitute and raisins. Cover again and boil for 10 minutes or until the rice is well cooked. (Rice will have a soupy consistency; not all the liquid will boil off.)
  4. When rice is done, remove from heat and stir in the sugar or Splenda sugar substitute, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well and serve warm.
  5. Refrigerate leftover portions.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 non-dairy
  • 1 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Ask your renal dietitian to recommend a nondairy milk substitute.
  • Raisins are optional. Portion must be limited due to added potassium content.
  • Carbohydrate choice is 2  when prepared with Splenda granular sugar substitute instead of sugar. Calories are decreased to 195 and carbohydrate to 27 grams per serving.

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Arroz Con Leche (Rice with Milk)

serenam says:


Can also add a spoonful of cherry preserves for a more danish or european style dessert; omit raisins. This recipe is very sweet, cut sugar. Also used rice dream nog (egg nog style.)

Dec. 24, 2012, 5:25 PM - Inappropriate review?

Arroz Con Leche (Rice with Milk)

empresa35 says:


Thanks Randolph for your suggestion. I will try that!

Jul. 05, 2012, 1:17 AM - Inappropriate review?

Arroz Con Leche (Rice with Milk)

randolph says:


A great dessert - nice to be able to have as a PWD and CKD patient. Also, I cut the sugar (even Splenda) in half, and you can't notice it. I also add 1 Tablespoon of Coolwhip on top when I serve it.

Jan. 03, 2010, 9:03 AM - Inappropriate review?

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