Chocolate Rice Pudding Recipe - chocolate and cocoa powder turn traditional rice pudding into the most incredibly delicious dessert! This easy to make "rice pudding for one" is rich, creamy, and filled with chocolate. Similar to the Filipino rice dish, Champorado and can be ready in under 30 minutes!
For the last several months, I've been working hard to create new recipes for our cookbook (to be released later this year) and as I was working on a rice recipe for the book, I became inspired to create this totally decadent Chocolate Rice Pudding.
Chocolate Rice Pudding
Made with just a small amount of rice and a few pantry staples, this gloriously creamy dessert has quickly become one of my favorites.
It's sweet and silky smooth and certainly doesn't taste like a quick dessert. Some might be fooled into thinking that this dessert is complex, requiring hours of time and many ingredients. In reality, it can be ready in under 30 minutes.
It's truly amazing that a little bit of cocoa powder and a handful of chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks) can transform traditional rice pudding.
Others are made on the stove which results in incredibly tender, silky-smooth pudding.
I grew up with my mother making rice pudding with rice leftover from previous meals. It was a great way to use cooked rice without having to throw it away.
But rice pudding cooked on the stove is absolutely magical and if you haven't tried it cooked this way, you simply must!
What Is Champorado?
This chocolate rice pudding reminds me of Champorado. The two are similar but not the same.
Champorado, also called chocolate rice is a Filipino rice porridge made with chocolate and traditionally served for breakfast. It is made with short grain glutinous rice, whereas this chocolate rice pudding is made with long grain rice.
Champorado is not always sweet and is often made with dark chocolate. It is traditionally served with dried salted fish.
Ingredients In Chocolate Rice Pudding
See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.
For this single serving chocolate rice pudding recipe, you will need:
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- vanilla extract or Crème de Cacao
Although these are the typical ingredients I use when I make chocolate rice pudding, you might like to add in a pinch of chili powder to your version. Chocolate and spice go hand in hand and I think you will find this to be a wonderful addition.
I use semi sweet chocolate chips but feel free to use bittersweet chocolate instead.
A vegan chocolate rice pudding can be made by using almond milk instead of cow's milk and by choosing vegan chocolate.
How To Make Chocolate Rice Pudding
- The rice, milk, sugar, and salt cook in a small saucepan. As the rice cooks, the mixture thickens.
- After about 20 minutes, remove the pan from the stove and stir in the cocoa powder, vanilla or Crème de Cacao, and the chocolate.
The pudding can be eaten warm or refrigerated and enjoyed later.
Other Pudding Recipes
You might like to try these single serving pudding recipes:
Other Single Serving Rice Recipes
For this chocolate rice pudding recipe, I use a 1-quart saucepan. For best results, use a pan of similar size.
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- 1/4 cup long grain rice
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (may also use Crème de Cacao instead)
- 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
- Combine the rice, milk, sugar, and salt in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until rice is tender and pudding is thick, 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add cocoa powder and vanilla to the mixture.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and allow to cool for 10 minutes and serve warm.
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