Champorado Recipe

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 :)

Try this Champorado recipe. Let me know what you think.



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)

Watch the cooking video:


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.


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  1. Cooked this a few days ago and my husband absolutely loved it! He liked it cold and thought it was delicious! We didn’t even have to put condensed or evaporated milk upon serving it. Thanks a lot!

  2. Aubrey Mondano says:

    I’m a woman who is not really good in cooking. It’s rainy season and my household mates wanted champorado with tuyo not for breakfast but for dinner. Well, I’ll try. Thanks for the procedure. Noted.

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi there! I just want to ask if I can use ordinary rice instead of using this glutinous rice? will it still taste good? Thanks :)

  4. aures says:

    Hi – try this with condensada – the less sweet version of condensed milk.And if sago is available – it’s very enjoyable. Just make sure the sago will not be overcooked.


  5. Mmm – definitely comfort food for me! I love the garnish swirl :) Have you tried making champorado in other flavors aside from chocolate?

    • irish says:

      ummm…actually champorado is a chocolate rice it cannot be tried in any flavors only for chocolate..yum,yum!!!

      • Irish – oh, I know chocolate is traditional but I’ve made a few other flavors since my initial reply. You should try buko pandan champorado, white chocolate champorado, ube champorado, etc. There are so many amazing flavors that you don’t have to limit it to just chocolate!

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