How to cook Champorado

Champorado is a sweet chocolate rice porridge that uses sweet glutinous rice (locally known as malagkit) and cocoa powder as main ingredients. A more traditional approach would be using tableya (pure cocoa blocks) instead of cocoa powder.

This porridge can be served hot or cold and is mostly eaten during breakfast. This can also be served during mid-afternoon snacks (meryenda) and is best when complimented with Tuyo(salted dried fish).

In this actual presentation, I used special dark chocolate  (the only available ingredient in my kitchen) instead of the ordinary cocoa powder . This made the color of the Champorado darker…don’t be alarmed when the color of the champorado that you are cooking is brownish because that is  the way it should be. I’m just trying to save some money by using ingredients that are directly available . You should do the same thing too.




8 tbsp cocoa powder (or about 4 pieces tableya)

1 cup glutinous rice (malagkit)

1/2 cup sugar

3  1/2 cups water

condensed milk (optional)

Cooking procedure:

1. Pour 2 1/2 cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil

2. Put-in the glutinous rice and allow water to re-boil for a few minutes

3. Dilute the cocoa powder in 1 cup warm water then pour-in the pot. Stir continously

4. Once the glutinous rice is cooked (about 12 to 18 minutes of cooking with constant stirring), add the sugar and cook for another 5 minutes or until the texture becomes thick.

5. Remove from the pot and place in a serving bowl.

6. Serve hot with a swirl of condensed milk on top.