Chocolate-Hazelnut Rice Pudding
Skim milk replaces whole milk in this chocolate rice pudding. Each serving is topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt and hazelnut crunch.
- Servings: 6
Photography: Elizabeth Watt
Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2006
For the Pudding
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- Pinch of coarse salt
- 5 cups skim milk
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 cup Arborio rice or other short-grain white rice
- 1/4 cup Frangelico
- 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt, preferably Greek-style
For the Hazelnut Crunch
- 1/2 cup blanched hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon lightly beaten egg white
- 4 teaspoons sugar
Make the pudding: Whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; remove from heat.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add rice; cook, stirring constantly, until edges are translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Add hot milk mixture; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender and has absorbed most of the liquid, about 30 minutes.
Remove from heat. Add Frangelico and chocolate; stir until chocolate has melted. Pour into a bowl. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours. Stir in 1/4 cup yogurt.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Make the hazelnut crunch: Toss together nuts, egg white, and sugar. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet lined with a nonstick baking mat. Bake, stirring often, until nuts are golden and dry, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely on sheet on a wire rack.
Divide pudding among bowls. Top with hazelnut crunch and remaining yogurt.