Not too long ago, I was reminiscing to my husband about this Gourmet Rice Pudding restaurant we once lived by. We even sat down on the internet to see if there was one near us, or even in our state! Sadly, there isn’t. As if my pinterest heard my silent cries, along comes a Chocolate Rice Pudding Recipe! Pinned before my very eyes! It was as if the hallelujah choir chimed in my heart. Of course there was no hesitation in repinning it, don’t be silly! There is sat on my Sweets Board, for what felt like weeks but really was only 2 days. It was on my mind. I had to try it.
I gathered the simple ingredients:
2 cup cooked rice (pinner said 1 cup, i like it with more)
8 oz cool whip (pinner used lite… i used regular)
1 cup milk (the original post used skim, I used 1%)
1 small box chocolate pudding mix (original pinner used sugar free/fat free… sorry, I like my sugar and fat.)
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk-chocolate chocolate chips
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cook rice according to box directions. Place in plastic seal-able baggie (pressing out all the air) and put on an ice bath. I don’t own an ice machine, is that weird? We don’t have filtered water in our house so making our own with ice trays is disgusting. I just put it in the freezer. The point is just to cool it off faster.
While it’s cooling off, whisk milk and pudding mix until slightly thickened.
Whisk in cool whip.
Whisk in rice, breaking up any chunks as you add it in.
Whisk in all 3 chocolate chips.
You’re supposed to cover it and put it in the fridge for a couple hours, or over night, to let it chill. If you are like me, you didn’t read that part ahead of time and so when you came to it you were super disappointed because you wanted it right now and so you decided to skip that last part and try a small bowl.
I was in heaven. It is divine on every level. I put it to the test with one of my critics- my mother. She has a thing about food with texture, so I was really nervous. She also has NEVER EVER tried rice pudding before because mixing your dinner with your dessert never appealed to her. She was pleasantly surprised! She loved it! She said next time I’m to skip the chocolate chips inside and just garnish the top with them because it takes away from the rice texture (I was shocked to hear her say this! Rid the chocolate?!). My next critic was my 2 year old daughter. She is a very picky eater. Even if you tell her it’s chocolate, or candy, or cookies, she will take the smallest fake bite (basically just licking the surface) before she decides if she wants it. Well, she wanted it! She liked it! YAY! I’m so happy I found a simple, easy recipe for Chocolate Rice Pudding!!!!!!