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Wednesday, December 08, 2004


Another Filipino comfort food, champorado is among those which I enjoyed not only during cold days in the Philippines, but also during the warm days as snack.

Would you believe that it was my first time to cook this from scratch? In the PI, there were mixes ready to cook. Now, I am just too glad to have the resources I need on the net, not only from recipes already posted, but also from my fellow food bloggers who have proved to be jewels in the cyberspace.


1 cup glutinous rice

5 cups water(up to 6, depending on the consistency you prefer)

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar

1/8 tsp vanilla extract

some evaporated milk


Cook rice in a medium saucepan with water on low heat, stirring constantly to avoid scorching. When rice is transparent, add cocoa powder (may add some more depending on how chocolatey you want it to be), sugar and vanilla extract and cook for several minutes more, until rice is soft. Adjust sugar according to taste. Serve in bowls with swirls of evaporated milk on top.Posted by Hello

I was excited to let my hubby try it, for he is one chocoholic. I was hoping it would be another Filipino food that he would like, but....I was disappointed with his reaction...

However, I found a kind of rice that is cooked somewhat like fried rice that my hubby likes. Actually, he was the one who pointed it to me when we were grocery shopping. He said I should try it. I did. Everyone, including my boys, liked it. I will post about it some time later...


  1. GOD BLESS YOU and whoever sent you this recipe! I was looking for a recipe that wasn't the Mexican version and the closest one I found required fresh gata. Thank you for posting this!

  2. Oh my god, chocolate rice pudding! My husband would love this, he's a chocoholic too. I'm going to try making this, Manang. I have some arborio rice (glutinous) I'm trying to use up.

  3. Hello. :)
    I'm from Maine as well. Which town do you live in?

    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  4. Hi Anonymous, I live in Athens

  5. What type of rice would you say is glutinous rice? do you have a brand or is there something on the label I should look for? I haven't had this since I was a kid, I'm very excited to give it a try : )


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