Chocolate Pudding

Sarah and Anna are in Brugge, Belgium famous for CHOCOLATE….

So, as they are spending their day walking through the beautiful vintage town of Brugge in Europe,

The Chocolate Corner Brugge, Belgium
Oil painting by John Vander

I’m home thinking about them, and what they are smelling, and what they are eating… and if perchance they might send a little home …

I found a recipe for Brown Rice Chocolate Pudding, and since I have taken over Sarah’s kitchen, I thought I’d try to do something with the left over brown rice we had for dinner last night.

So, Here’s the recipe… I always have to double it as there are twice as many people in our house … 🙂

½ cup sugar
This takes me back to Hawaii again …those sugar cane fields…

Sugar Cane field in Lahaina,Maui

You always want to use pure cane sugar, not GMO beet sugar! Or you can use turbinado, or honey, or agave, or something healthier than cane sugar, but not GMO… 🙂

2 tablespoons corn starch
pinch of salt
1 ½ cups milk
½ cup cream

We get our milk raw from a wonderful man who delivers it every Monday. Not to our doorstep…but we meet him at Rodeo Corner. I remember as a little girl, living in a little house in a little town in California, the milkman would deliver our milk in glass bottles…

2 eggs

We’ve also been getting our eggs from the same farmer and every once in awhile there is a beautiful Aracauna egg…

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted
1 ½ cup brown rice, cooked

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt, followed by milk and cream. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.

In a small bowl, beat eggs, adding in about ¼ cup of the hot mixture. Add this back to the saucepan, whisking together over medium heat, Bring mixture to a gentle boil, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and pour through a strainer into a bowl, then stir in vanilla, melted chocolate and cooked brown rice. Serve warm or chilled.

Tip: Top each serving with your favorite fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream, or try chocolate shavings and orange zest.

I miss you, Sarah and Anna!!! Hope you are having a wonderfully, delicious time!
Yuuuuuummmmmm! ❤

After eating the pudding we all think it would be much better without the brown rice, unless of course you wanted healthy fiber, or someway to use up your leftover rice… 🙂