Chocolate Rice Pudding
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup arborio rice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ounces dark chocolate (80 percent cacao preferred), broken into small pieces
Into a medium saucepan, pour the milk, sugar and salt. Bring the mixture 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.
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 the pudding at room temperature. The chocolate will slowly melt and mix
with the pudding.
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.
Serves: 4 / Preparation time: 5 minutes / Total time: 30
From "French Women Don't Get Fat" by Mireille Guiliano