Here Are All The Ways You Can Make Champorado

Comfort food can be made even more delicious. Here are ways to make it better.

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When you're tried of eating rice as part of a silog meal, turn to this alternative way of cooking your rice for breakfast. Chocolate for breakfast in the form of a rice porridge is perfect for those times when something savory isn't the craving you're trying to satisfy. When you want something sweet in the morning and you have the necessary three ingredients, make a pot of champorado, an addictive and appetizing bowl of creamy rice made entirely with just rice, water, and chocolate. 

You can of course level up your version to one that's different with simple swap and substitutions. Here are easy ways to make your bowl of creamy rice different and delicious:  

1 Basic Champorado Recipe 

Before you can tweak a recipe, we always highly encourage that you learn and maybe even master the basic recipe first. The reasoning is that without the basic knowledge of how it's made, what it tastes like, and what a successful recipe looks like, you won't know how to make it better. 

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So, here's a basic champorado recipe that you can master.

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2 Dark Chocolate Champorado Recipe 

The easiest way to amp up the chocolate flavor of the champorado is to use a darker chocolate. It's an easy tweak that doesn't require much thinking. Just grab a dark chocolate bar or two, add it in, and boom! A deep dark chocolate bowl of rice that you can serve swirled with as much condensed milk as you like. 

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3 White Chocolate Champorado Recipe 

Anyone who isn't a fan of chocolate might be a white chocolate fan instead. If that's you, then this recipe is the one you've been waiting for. Substitute the dark chocolate tablea rounds with chunks of white chocolate instead and you get this white chocolate champorado that is just as decadent as the dark chocolate version. Plus, this is fantastic served with dried mangoes, cranberries, nuts, or even plain as is since it's creamy and milky already. 

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4 Ube Champorado Recipe 

If you love ube champorado, you'll love that it's easy to make at home! All you need is a great jar of ube halaya (or make it yourself!) plus the other ingredients that make it a rice porridge and you're golden. Just swap out the tablea tablets and use ube halaya instead for an earthy and stunningly pretty bowl of creamy rice.   

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5 Brown Rice Champorado Recipe 

You don't need to use the typical rice or even malagkit to make champorado. Make it healthier by using brown rice! In this recipe, almost all the ingredients are substituted for better-for-you ingredients. The brown rice is treated just like regular rice, almond milk substitutes the condensed milk, and walnuts are used for a delicious nuttiness. 

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For truly heartier version, you can even use red rice!  

 

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6 Oatmeal Champorado Recipe

Just like you can use an alternative rice for champorado, you can use another kind of grain, too. The easiest swap to a grain that's not rice is oatmeal. You can use instant oatmeal. However, for the best flavor that not only has more fiber but a similar texture to rice when cooked, rolled oats is best.

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You'll need to cook this kind of oats but it won't take as long as rice would, making this the perfect substitute if you're running short on time but still want your champorado

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On a no-rice diet? There are many grains you can substitute for the rice! Adlai is a great gluten-free choice and even pricey quinoa can be made into a kind of "rice" porridge, too. If you're not that adventurous with your food just yet, why not try these great champorado-inspired creations instead: 

  

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