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Cocoa Rice

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Photo of prepared Cocoa Rice
Photo attribution: Danielle Boulé
Ready In: 50 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarianLow Sodium

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

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Medium saucepan with lid
Whisk or fork
Small bowls
Spatula or spoon


Serves 4
1 cup Brown Rice
4 cups Water
1/4 cup Ground Unsweetened Cacao or 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Coconut Milk
1 tablespoon Honey or 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup or 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar



Step 1 picture
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.)


Step 2 picture
When rice is soft, add cocoa powder, coconut milk and sweetener. Whisk to combine, then cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes.


Step 3 picture
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.

Chef's Tips

  • 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!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g6%
Saturated Fat 3.4 g17%
Sodium 12 mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 44 g16%
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g13%
Protein 5 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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