Sunday, October 6, 2013

Champorado [Chocolate Rice Pudding]

Champorado is a traditional rice pudding/porridge that is usually eaten during the cold season here in the Philippines. It is usually topped with either sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk and eaten with salted dried fish. The cold season usually starts with the "-ber" months, and I can already feel the holidays coming.

Champorado or chocolate rice pudding is a filipino rice pudding traditionally made with tablea [a type of chocolate product in which cacao beans are dried, roasted, ground, and formed into a disc-shaped tablets]. But to make things easier, I substituted the tablea with cocoa powder.

I haven't posted something in this blog for a while that you may have thought I abandoned it, but I did not. I just had been so busy with school because finals week is coming. I promise I'll blog more before Halloween and make some Halloween stuffs for you.

Champorado [Chocolate Rice Pudding]
Notes [ HEAD: Milk, Tuyo, HEART: Rice, BASE: Chocolate ]

Ingredients [makes about 4 servings]
1/2 c. glutinous rice or sticky rice
1/4 c. cocoa powder
2 c. water
1 c. milk
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 c. evaporated or sweetened condensed milk
4 pcs. tuyo [dried salted fish]

1. RINSE RICE: Rinse the rice with water about twice or as instructed by your brand.
2. COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS: In a saucepan, combine the rice, cocoa powder, water, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well until well incorporated.
3. COOK PUDDING: Cook the mixture in medium heat. Let boil and simmer until the rice is soft and looks fully cook, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate if desired.
4. SERVE: Top with evaporated/sweetened condensed milk if desired, serve with tuyo. Enjoy.


  1. I never heard about chocolate Rice Pudding recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love cooking and creating the new recipes. I mostly take idea form the website for chocolate recipe. On the side of a bowl in the plate is it fish?

    1. Yes, it is a type of salted dried fish here in the Philippines called "tuyo".