Healthy Arroz Con Leche | You heard right #LatinaMama

Arroz con leche 1.JPG

Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)! Deliciously satisfying and not too sweet. A perfect dessert (or snack) you can enjoy year-round.

I grew up loving this yummy mixture of tender rice, sweet milk, and cinnamon. Now I make a dairy-free version for my family using better-for-you-ingredients like; brown rice, unsweetened almond milk, and coconut palm sugar. Same great taste plus it’s healthy and that makes me happy!

We hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do, leave a comment or take a picture and tag it using #ourflipsidelife on Instagram. We’d love to see it!

Happy Holiday’s Mamas, we hope you have a wonderful time with the ones you love. I’ll look forward to sharing more healthy recipes with you in the New Year. Lots of love and good health to you and yours. Till next time. Xo Karla Salinari


Arroz con leche 2.JPG

| Healthy Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding) |


3 cups long grain brown rice, cooked

1/8  teaspoon sea salt

4 cups unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage

½ cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Lime peel, about 2 inches long

¼  cup raisins (optional)


In a saucepan over medium heat stir in the cooked rice, unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup, lime peel, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Cook uncovered, stirring often until the rice mixture starts to resemble oatmeal, approximately 20 to 35 minutes. Remove from the heat and add in the raisins (optional) let cool before serving and enjoy! 


Karla Salinari is a Brooklyn-based mom, wife, food blogger and creator of FlipBox. On her blog, she ‘flips’ unhealthy recipes into healthy alternatives using mostly gluten-free, organic, and high-quality ingredients. From the blog came the idea to launch a healthy dessert kit company, FlipBox.

The idea to create FlipBox comes from Karla’s belief that a healthy lifestyle starts at home. Encouraging your little ones to make healthy choices can be fun for you and the whole family.

When Karla’s not “flipping” recipes, or working on FlipBox, you can find her at a local park with her husband and daughter, exploring local restaurants, ice cream shops or traveling! follow her journey.