Chocolate stirred into rice and coconut milk makes a comforting treat. A traditional breakfast dish, it is also a delicious dessert if chilled.
What You'll Need
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Medium saucepan with lid
- Whisk or fork
- Small bowls
Rinse rice. Combine with water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Brown rice may need 10-15 minutes more to soften completely.)
When rice is soft, add cocoa powder, coconut milk and sweetener. Whisk to combine, then cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
If needed, stir in a small amount of water to thin, as this dish should be slightly more watery than rice pudding. Serve warm, or transfer to small bowls and chill.
Add 1 or 2 wide ribbons of orange peel to the rice as it cooks to infuse it with a hint of fruitiness. You can also garnish with orange zest and/or fresh mint!