Since I’ve posted Lugaw (congee) or Arroz Caldo, a recipe for Champorado should also fallow. Lugaw and champorado go together like a horse and carriage, like Bill and Ben, like Mulder and Scully, like Holmes and Watson or even Batman and Robin. However there is a minute difference in that champorado is an option to lugaw or vice versa.
They are not usually eaten together. It is a choice you ca make if buying a take-out or eat in any carinderia/eatery in the Philippines. When champorado is being cooked, a pan of lugaw is also bubbling away not far away. Lugaw is salty and champorado is sweet tasting. If you are really starving, of course there is no reason why you can’t have a bowl of each for breakfast! ;). Just make sure to get plenty of exercise later.
Champorado with its chocolatey sweet yummy taste would best eaten also with fried fish, especially the one called “tuyo” – dried fish. The sweetness of the Champorado is then complemented by the saltiness of the dried fish. Utter heaven!!!
1. Boiling malagkit in cocoa water, photo by JMorton
2. Stir constantly so glutinous rice wont stick to the bottom of the pan, photo by JMorton
3. To make the can for easy pouring, make a hole at opposite sides. Photo by JMorton
4. Evaporated milk, ready to pour, Photo by JMorton
5. Champorado for me, Photo by JMorton
6. And one for Peter, Photo by JMorton
Peter loved the champorado.
Champorado or Chocolate Rice Pudding
1 1/2 cups glutinous rice (malagkit)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
5 cups water
3/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of salt
Method of Preparation:
Wash the glutinous rice (malagkit) thoroughly.
Using a large pan, start boiling the malagkit with 4 cups of water.
Whisk the cocoa powder into 1 cup of water and add to pot.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Add sugar and salt.
Stir until the rice is translucent and is cooked through, have a taste test.
Remove from heat when done.
To serve, generously swirl in evaporated milk/whole milk on top.
Enjoy with fried dried fish. The saltiness of the fish offset the sweetness of the chocolate rice pudding. The dried fish of course is optional. You can easily eat champorado with a nice packet of crisp/chips.
Serve hot to warm.
Champorado with tuyo