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Creamy Chocolate Rice Pudding Recipe

While feeling bored one summer afternoon, I decided to create this scrumptious spin on traditional rice pudding. Now, my creative summer treat is a frequent request yearround. —Gregory Royster, North Lauderdale, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the milk, rice, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes or until thick and creamy, stirring often. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  • 2. Place 1 cup chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Slowly stir into rice mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 3. Stir in remaining chips. Spoon into dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without whipped cream) equals 368 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.