Chocolate Rice Pudding

This perfect comfort food is a wonderful anytime dessert that’s easy and quick to make before your guests arrive and leave on the counter till dessert time.–Mireille Guiliano

Chocolate Rice Pudding Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • Serves 4


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate (80 percent cacao preferred), broken into small pieces


  • 1. Pour the milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt into a saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat. Add the rice and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the milk is absorbed (if the mixture becomes sticky, add a bit more milk to keep the rice creamy). Stir in the vanilla.
  • 2. Pour the rice pudding into 4 ramekins and using a spoon, insert the chocolate pieces in the middle of each mold and push them into the rice. Leave at room temperature. The chocolate will slowly melt and mix with the pudding.
  • 3. Let your guests play with the way they want to eat it: mix the whole thing together or start by eating the rice laced with melted chocolate and the chocolate center separately — a matter of taste and mood and a tough decision.
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