Luscious Chocolate Rice Pudding
Ramadan Kareem to everyone.. Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy and happy Holy Month..
I said I would post light dishes, but I was in such a sweet mood last night and had this sumptuous little rice pudding which I really felt like sharing today.. I will try to be good after this, cuz alas I really need to shed a few pounds..
I used to live next to a place in NYC's Nolita called Rice to Riches, they serve only rice puddings, but in all the flavors you can imagine.. I loved the concept but must admit that I didn't like the rice puddings that much.. I'm quite classic when it gets to flavours for rice puddings.. Vanilla Bean or Chocolate are my favourites.. For this recipe, please don't use cooking chocolate but chocolate you actually like to eat on its own..
- 1 cup short grain rice
- 3 cups milk
- half a vanilla bean, split
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- ~100g of chocolate of your choice, cut into chunks
- whipped cream
- chopped hazelnuts, almonds or pecans (optional)
In a saucepan, bring the milk and the sugar to a boil.. Then add the rice and the vanilla bean, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.. Add a little more milk if you feel the mixture is getting too sticky but the rice isn't cooked and don't forget to stir occasionally.. Once it's ready, toss in the chocolate chunks and just slightly mix to melt the chocolate a little.. Add a dollop of whipped cream, some nuts on top if you wish and enjoy your decadent homemade rice pudding :)