Monday, July 23, 2012

Rainy Day Bestseller: Champorado!

I really try to avoid browsing Facebook on a rainy day because I know I'll surely get hungry with all the food photos I'll see. Hot soups and spicy dishes, Nilagang Baka, Sinigang na Baboy, Tinola, Arrozcaldo -- these are all over FB!

But one dish has stayed on my mind: Champorado. Everyone's status updates have that word. Tsampurado in Tagalog, I start to hunger for that sweet and warm chocolate rice porridge served with crispy tuyo. Forget about staying in bed the whole day! I need to cook and eat this too!

Luckily I have all the ingredients needed for the recipe.

It's wise to stock up on these during the rainy season.

Comfort Food Champorado

1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)

1 cup glutinous rice (malagkit) - you can also use plain white rice or brown rice

1/2 cup sugar

3 cups water (for boiling rice)

1 cup water (for diluting cocoa powder)

Pour 3 cups of water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
Add the malagkit and allow water to re-boil for a few minutes.

Dilute the cocoa powder in 1 cup warm water then pour in the pot. Stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking into the pot.

Tip: I always use a non-stick pot for cooking champorado to save time and energy for frequent stirring. Just leave the pot covered while it's boiling and set the fire to a low setting. (I give it 10 to 15 minutes for the rice to cook). Guaranteed no spills, and no burnt rice on the pot. 

When the malagkit 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.

Serve hot with a swirl of condensed or evaporated milk on top.

Don't forget the fish! Fry the tuyo in oil until crispy.

Crispy tuyo is very good to eat since you don't have to worry about choking on fish bones. My kid bites the tail first because it tastes like chicharon!

Yummy! Enjoy!

Oh wow! I'm lactose intolerant that's why I didn't put milk on the champorado. Ha-ha! But my sweets - hubby and kid - love putting condensed milk on theirs. Sugar high!


  1. indeed perfect for gloomy rainy days...
    oh i'm missing tuyo.. :D

    1. thank you sis, i will try to post more soon ;D

  2. love it too.. we buy white king instant champorado & doesn't taste artificial :) i was craving for one last sunday & i tried Slice in The Fort when we had dinner.. their version is so yummy-- granola, belgian dark chocolate, peanut butter and bananas! :)

  3. yummy! :-)

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    1. Hi sis, followed your blog too! Thanks!

  5. wow.. sarap nito..
    mas masarap pa rin tlaga yun ganit kesa sa mga instant :)

    1. followed your blog sis! ang saraaaaap naman ng blog mo :D