Instant Chocolate Mocha Rice Pudding

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I must be out of my mind. I have posted every day this week. That’s a lot of work!

But, I couldn’t resist – I had to post on Fat Tuesday and on Valentine’s Day. Those days are a must. I also had to tell you about my Oprah feature. At least you got Lemon Crepes with Raspberry Sauce and a Strawberry and Cream 3-minute Mug Cake out of it, right? Right. And today you will get rice pudding. Win, win. πŸ˜‰

Lately I have been on this quick-desserts kick. And almost all of them have involved chocolate. Quick Cherry and Chocolate Cake, anyone? Some things I make for the love of others and some things I make for the love of my me-time. The quicker the dessert, the more time I get to spend with you, and with my favorite blogs. Oh! And with my kids!! πŸ˜‰

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Couple of facts about this quick rice pudding.

This treat was for my dad. I have been making rice pudding since I was 12 years old, and he taught me how to make it. Plain, white rice pudding with a sprinkle of cinnamon was his specialty. It was good for a while, but I got tired of it. Years later I started developing my own versions of rice pudding.

Of all the versions I have made, Instant Chocolate Mocha Rice Pudding is my dad’s favorite. Sweet, silky, and chocolaty – it almost tastes like you are eating a textured chocolate bar.

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If feeling tired, bored, cold, strapped for time, and ready to eat that entire bag of chocolate chips, might I suggest making this rice pudding and calling it a day? It’s warm and cozy and quick.


Instant Chocolate Mocha Rice Pudding

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WW Freestyle: 14
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 386


  • 1 cup instant white rice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • orange zest for garnish


  • Place the rice, milk, sugar, and coffee in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat; cover, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the milk, butter, and chocolate chips until melted and smooth.
  • Return to heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and continue to stir until almost all liquid is absorbed, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with orange zest and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Chocolate Mocha Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 Responses
  1. substitutes

    What if I tried this brown rice I have that’s already cooked, skim milk, bittersweet chocolate squares, and no instant coffee (we never use that stuff at our house, so I don’t have any, and don’t want to buy a jar, because the rest of will most probably go to waste and I don’t like wasting food if I can avoid it), and olive oil in place of butter (I don’t keep butter at home either, I prefer to keep oils, because of the saturated fat content of solid fats) ?

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Yes, that will work. I know the taste will be different, but I’m sure it will be just as delicious. Let me know how it is…I’d like to try your version, too!! πŸ™‚

  2. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies)

    You mean I can have rice pudding that looks this good in mere minutes? Sign me up! Love the mocha component in this. πŸ™‚

  3. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    looks great! I find it hard to post three times a week. Good for you for posting everyday.

  4. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    I have an endless amount of love for rice pudding, but never made a chocolate version. Fantastic idea Kate!

  5. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    Oh that sounds divine…what a nice twist and kick plus it looks mouthwatering Kate! I love rice pudding and would love to make your delicious version…
    Have a lovely day busy lady…hopefully you will find time to rest! πŸ˜€

  6. Valerie

    Daily posts- how do you have time? (What’s your secret?) πŸ˜€

    This rice pudding looks decadent! Love the kiss of orange zest.

  7. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    What a fabulous twist on rice pudding, Kate! Although munching down a bag of fine chocolate chips is always fun (LOL!), your Chocolate Mocha Rice Pudding is a much better option. A must-make-soon recipe! Loved reading how your dad taught you how to make rice pudding. xo

    1. Kate@Diethood

      My dad taught me how to make a number of things just so he wouldn’t have to get in the kitchen and make them! πŸ™‚ But, I love cooking for him…he always appreciates it.
      Thanks for your support, Stacy!! xo

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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