chocolate rice pudding (ρυζόγαλο σοκολάτας)

I'll be doing my usual dropping-by my cousin Yannis' for dinner. I'm establishing a bit of a tradition here by not bringing dessert as most Greeks do (instead of wine as is the case back in the UK or the States) - but...in fact making my own dessert on the spot.

Tonight, we make chocolate rice pudding, inspired by the illustrious Nigella Lawson herself.

3-4 tablespoons of unsweetened quality cocoa added to 5 tablespoons of hot water. I'm considering however substituting the cocoa for dark chocolate. I'll slowly whisk in 1 L of warm milk, then proceed to add 125 g (about 3/4 cup) of risotto rice, followed by 100 g (1/2 cup of sugar). Oh, and a touch of vanilla essence!

Pop it in a baking dish for about 2 hours in a pre-heated oven (150 degrees C). Every 20 minutes, carefully stir the pudding mix to prevent the top layer from crusting. Serve warm.


Dr. Hodges

at last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh, yeah, at last...

Agh re Etta James. Thea. And a very wise woman. I'm home, of course, at last. September 20th was my crowing day. I passed my PhD examination. I have my life back. And so can't wait to start posting some recipes from my excursions all throughout Athens.