Rice pudding is a classic dessert in France, one that many children, over the generations, were encouraged to eat because it was “wholesome.” This chocolate rice pudding recipe gives the same nutritious goodness of rice gently cooked in milk, but with the indulgent addition of dark chocolate. The result is delicious pudding, full of warm vanilla, melted chocolate, and an unrivaled creamy texture.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
- 2 cups milk
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rice
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
In a medium-size saucepan over low heat, bring the milk, sugar, cinnamon, and salt to nearly scalding temperature. The milk will not simmer, but it will steam when stirred at the near-scalding point.
Add the rice to the milk and continue cooking over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 22 minutes, until the rice is creamy and tender. Remove the cinnamon stick from the pudding and discard it.
Add the vanilla and the chopped dark chocolate to the hot rice and stir until the chocolate is melted and thoroughly incorporated into the pudding. Divide the pudding into 4 dessert bowls and serve warm or chilled.
This chocolate rice pudding recipe makes 4 servings.