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Chocolate Rice Pudding For One

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!

Chocolate rice pudding in a bowl on a dark surface with scattered chocolate chips and powdered sugar

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.

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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.

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A spoonful of Chocolate rice pudding from a bowl on a dark surface with scattered chocolate chips and powdered sugar

Rice Pudding

There are two ways to make rice pudding. Many rice puddings are baked in the oven, some using leftover rice as in our traditional Rice Pudding recipe and our Peaches and Cream 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!

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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.

An overhead view of Chocolate rice pudding in a bowl on a dark surface with scattered chocolate chips and powdered sugar

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:

  • rice
  • milk
  • sugar
  • salt
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract or Crème de Cacao
  • chocolate

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

  1. The rice, milk, sugar, and salt cook in a small saucepan. As the rice cooks, the mixture thickens.
  2. 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.

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Chocolate rice pudding in a bowl on a dark surface next to a bottle of Crème de Cacao

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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Chocolate Rice Pudding | One Dish Kitchen

Chocolate Rice Pudding For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: rice
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 2.6mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Rice Pudding For One”

    1. Hi Barb,

      This recipe would not do well with brown rice. First of all, the taste would be off. Secondly, the brown rice would have to cook longer and might need more liquid to keep it from drying.
      I have only tested this rice pudding recipe as written, with white rice.

      Joanie

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