‘Champorado’ for Krystal’s Virtual Fiesta Baby Shower!

by Jessica on March 4, 2012



I first met Krystal (of Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate) a few years ago via the ‘What’s Cooking’ board on the Nest. She was a sweetheart then and she’s even sweeter now. After traveling to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Festival last November, I had the amazing opportunity to meet her in person. And this May, she and her husband Eric will become parents to a precious new baby!

So, today, a group of Nesties and I are throwing Krystal & Eric a Virtual Fiesta Baby Shower… complete with a mix of Filipino & Cuban dishes, nodding to both of their cultural backgrounds. My contribution? Champorado, a Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge (or pudding). Not one to be a big fan of rice pudding, I thought I’d jump out of my comfort zone for a bit and try this for Krystal’s sake. I mean, it’s got chocolate in it… how bad could it be?!

It was easy to make and inevitably, yummy to eat. I was incredibly surprised as I took my first bite, then a second and a third… next thing I knew, I had finished the entire bowl! This is definitely a dangerous thing for me – chocolate and carbs!! 🙂

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Champorado (Chocolate Rice Porridge)
Adapted from: Jun-Blog

1 c basmati rice, rinsed and drained
5 c water
6 oz dark semisweet chocolate, preferably 60% cocoa
1/3 c sugar
1 c skim milk

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a metal bowl set on top of a pot of simmering water.

Meanwhile, bring rice and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-to-low and let the rice simmer gently. After 15 minutes, add melted chocolate and sugar and whisk vigorously until everything is thoroughly combined. Let the rice simmer for a while longer until it is cooked, another five minutes or so.

Serve either hot or chilled with a generous drizzle of milk.

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Looks like a big ol’ bowl of Cocoa Rice Krispies, right??

La Boulange

I am super-excited for both Krystal and Eric! I can’t wait for Cookie’s arrival, whether boy or girl… however, I have this strange feeling that she’s going to be beautiful! 😉

Click over to Joelen’s blog, ‘What’s Cookin’, Chicago?’ for a round-up of all the delicious dishes that are a part of Krystal’s baby shower!!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jan Bay March 4, 2012 at 8:50 am

I’ve never seen rice pudding that looked THIS good! I think my family would love this! Thanks for sharing and congratulations to the Mom-to-be!

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2 branny March 5, 2012 at 4:31 am

That looks so delicious!


3 Tierney March 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

Wow, that’s awesome! I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like it, but anything that combines chocolate and carbs is pretty dangerous for me, too!


4 Krystal @ {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} March 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Ahhh, you’re so awesome Jess! This is a wonderful childhood favorite breakfast of mine that I enjoyed a little too much as a kid, and I really need to make it for myself…and for COOKIE to enjoy as well (when the foodie times arrives). Thanks again for the beautiful post and participating in my virtual shower! XXOO


5 Nikki March 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Gah! I’m one who thought I’d never give in to rice pudding, but a CHOCOLATE variation just might change my mind!


6 Jessica @ Sunny Side Up March 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I’ve never considered myself a rice pudding kind of girl, but I also never really considered rice pudding with chocolate. I think I could get down with that!

That photo of Krystal with the flowers is so cute! And of course I love the group photo (even if I look freakishly tall, hahaha)!


7 Jeannie October 30, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Just came across your site. Wow, have not seen a recipe like this in a long time. Looks good with the milk in it too.

My mom used to make kind of a chocolate rice pudding that my family loved. I will have to whip up some.


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