Recipes for Puerto Rican arroz con dulce are available on About.com and ElBoricua.com. The main ingredients include medium-grain or short-grain rice, coconut milk, sugar, raisins and spices. Spices such as cinnamon, cloves and ginger often make an appearance. Some cooks may also use star anise or nutmeg.
To make arroz con dulce, the cook simmers a combination of rice, raisins and sugar in spice-infused water and coconut milk. He has to pay attention during the cooking process to ensure that the rice absorbs the liquid to form a creamy, tender texture. When the rice is done, the cook chills the arroz con dulce in the refrigerator before serving it as a cold dessert.