Have you tried chocolate rice pudding?
Rich, creamy, delicious and with only a handful of ingredients, this classic British pudding is so easy to make.
The ingredients are just placed in the slow cooker and that is it! Just an occasional stir and a little patience.
Family and budget friendly, this pud is a perfect winter warmer for those chilly days when you need filling up.
I've had my crock pot slow cooker for over 30 years and it's still going strong! I still use it at least twice a week and it's probably my favourite gadget because it's just so easy to use. There's just 2 switches for high and low.
Of course, at the time of writing this, global energy costs have soared and I am really conscious of how much energy I use for cooking.
On average, it costs £1 an hour to run an oven, and only 5p for a slow cooker, so it makes perfect sense to use it often, rather than switching on the oven for one dish.
This slow cooker chocolate rice pudding is a true British classic stop. It's so deliciously comforting on a cold winters day when you need filling up.
It's made with store cupboard ingredients so you can make this at any time without breaking the bank.
The best parties that there is really no effort. it's just adding the ingredients to the slow cooker switching it on and giving it the occasional stir. That's it!
❤️ Why you will love this recipe
- Family friendly filling pudding.
- Extremely simple to make.
- Budget friendly ingredients and cooking method.
- Good, old fashioned British pud.
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- Rice - usually labelled as pudding rice or short grain rice. Short grain rice has a lot of starch, which helps to thicken the pudding naturally as it cooks.
- Milk - whole milk if you prefer, but I use semi skimmed and it still tastes really creamy. I've also used evaporated milk, which is widely available. This is milk where 60% of the water has been taken out. It is also known as unsweetened condensed milk. It give a lovely rich taste.
- Cocoa - use good quality unsweetened cocoa powder, as a little goes a long way. Instant hot chocolate powder won't work in this recipe.
- Sugar - normal white sugar to sweeten.
- Orange - orange and chocolate go so well together, so if you have an orange, use the zest as it adds lots of flavour.
- Butter - to grease the slow cooker and to add richness to the pudding.
The recipe card with ingredient quantities and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of the post.
- slow cooker
- wooden spoon
- grater - for zesting (optional)
Preheat the slow cooker on the high setting.
Start by grating the zest of the orange.
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- Be careful too only grate the orange part and leave the white pith behind which can be very bitter.
Use some of the butter to grease the bottom and sides of the slow cooker with the pastry brush.
You could also use the butter wrapper or some kitchen paper.
Place the pudding rice, orange zest, cocoa powder, sugar and remaining butter in the bottom of the cooker.
Add the milk and evaporated milk.
Stir to combine.
- To speed up the cooking process, place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring regularly, before adding to the slow cooker.
⏲️ Slow Cooking Time
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for four hours.
Stir the mixture each hour to ensure that it does not stick to the bottom of the slow cooker.
This will ensure that the starch is evenly distributed, and the mixture will become thick and creamy.
To serve, this chocolate rice pudding is delicious with a little chocolate grated over the top.
🥗 Serve with
This chocolate rice pudding is delicious as it is.
You might like to try some of these British desserts.
- Creamed Rice Pudding
- Apple Crumble Pie
- Bread and Butter Pudding
- Eve's Pudding
- Macaroni Pudding
- Microwave Sponge Pudding
- Butterscotch Tart
- Evaporated milk - if you do not wish to use evaporated milk simply substitute the same amount of whole or semi skimmed milk.
- Plain rice pudding - omit the cocoa powder and reduce the sugar quantity to 25 grams or 1 ounce.
- Refrigerator - cool, cover and keep for up to 3 days.
- Freezer - for best results avoid freezing as the consistency may change due to the milk used. Place in individual sealed containers and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
- Reheat - eat cold or warm in a saucepan over a low heat or in the microwave.
🍱 Prepare in Advance
- Slow cook in advance then refrigerate as above.
- Alternatively, place all the ingredients in a jug and place in the fridge until you are ready to cook.
More slow cooker recipes
- Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
- Slow Cooker Christmas Pudding
- Slow Cooker Brisket and Gravy
- Slow Cooker Beef Cheeks
- Slow Cooker Turkey Crown
- Slow Cooker Corned Beef Hash
Slow Cooker Chocolate Rice Pudding
- 100 g pudding rice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 205 ml evaporated milk
- 150 ml semi skimmed milk
- 40 g sugar
- 4 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 orange zest
- Preheat the slow cooker on the high setting.
- Start by grating the zest of the orange.
- Use some of the butter to grease the bottom and sides of the slow cooker with a pastry brush.
- Place the pudding rice, orange zest, cocoa powder, sugar and remaining butter in the bottom of the cooker.
- Add the milk and evaporated milk and stir to combine.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for four hours.
- Stir the mixture each hour to ensure that it does not stick to the bottom of the slow cooker. This will ensure that the starch is evenly distributed, and the mixture will become thick and creamy.
- To serve, this chocolate rice pudding is delicious with some chocolate grated over the top.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
Detailed instructions for this recipe, including step by step photographs, hints and tips, can be found in the main article
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