Monday, April 13, 2009

Chocolate Almond Brown Rice Pudding


While at the library I went through the homemakers magazines and in February/March 2008 this rice pudding caught my eye. It explains in the description that research has shown that chocolate with a high cocoa content contains a substance known as flavonoids, which appear to have antioxident and anti-inflammatory effects, reduce blood pressure, improve blood flow through the arteries and decrease the risk of blood clots that lead to heart attacks or stroke. Add the healthy effects of almonds and th whole grain rice your heart and taste buds will both be happy.

Chocolate Almond Brown Rice Pudding

Ingredients:

1 cup short or medium grain brown rice
pinch of salt
1 2/3 cup water
3 tbsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 pkg. ( 946 ml) almond milk
1/2 cup white sugar
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate (85% cocoa solids) chopped
1/2 cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds

Directions:

In saucepan, combine rice, salt and 1 2/3 cups water to a boil; immediately reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes.

While the rice is simmering whisk together cocoa, cinnamon and some of the almond milk until smooth; whisk in remaining almond milk.

Stir this into the rice; increase heat and bring to simmer. Stir in sugar; simmer, stirring often, until rice is completely soft and pudding is thick and creamy, 35 to 45 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted and well mixed.

Serve warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with almonds.

Makes 8 servings




16 comments:

Rosanne said...

Looks like a very tasty and healthy recipe!

Rosemary said...

Yippee, a sweet that is good for me.........

Hendria said...

Rosanne...it is very good. easy to prepare as well.. :)

Rosemary...yes...that is always a good thing these days... :)

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Dan said...

This was very good, it tastes alot like chocolate pudding.

Hendria said...

Dan .... this pudding was very good... I agree... :)

Katy said...

OK. I'm going to make a tub of this!

Hendria said...

Katy.... That sounds very cool...:)

Elyse said...

I'm embarassed to admit this, but I've never actually tried or made rice pudding. Yours looks totally delicious!!

Hendria said...

Elyse...I will tell you a story..when I was very young..my sister in law and I made rice pudding (baked) for the men that were doing a roof for my parents. We had not ever made it before. Well, lets just say we had more rice pudding than we knew what to do with...We had to put it in more casseroles to bake it all. Since then I usually make it on the stove top.

Hope you give this one a try.

Thanks for the comment... :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmm I LOVE rice pudding!

Hendria said...

How to eat a cupcake....you should really like this rice pudding then... :)

Joey said...

I saw a link to this on Baking Delights, and decided I HAD to have rice pudding! I switched the almond milk for vanilla soy milk, left out the cocoa, and topped it off with some fresh rasberries. Oh my, it was delicious!!!

Hendria said...

Joey....great idea. I am so glad you enjoyed the rice pudding... :)
Thank you for the comment...

frockandfork said...

It looks delish!
I have never prepared a rice pudding but now I'm thinking it's time to check it out :) Thanks for your inspiring post.

Hendria said...

Frockandfork...I hope you try the pudding and enjoy it...we loved it....
thanks for the comment... :)

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