“Champorado” and “comfort food” are synonymous to anyone familiar with the rich culinary landscape of the Philippines. This champorado recipe, a luscious chocolate rice porridge, is a staple in many households, enjoyed at the crack of dawn or as a soothing afternoon snack. Unbeknownst to some, this sweet delicacy pairs incredibly well with Tuyo (dried fish), introducing an unexpected but delightful savory twist. Today, we will kick it up using red rice and the Samoan cacao beans in our tablea recipe.
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The Authentic Flavor of Champorado
Our champorado recipe starts with chocolate tablea, decadent pucks of pure chocolate made from Samoan cacao beans. These authentic cacao beans impart an irreplaceable depth of flavor to our champorado, making it a cut above the rest. Chocolate tablea in this recipe ensures an infusion of genuine taste far removed from the generic sweetness of cocoa powder.
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Energy-Boosting with a Twist
This red rice tablea champorado recipe, unlike its more common sweet glutinous rice cousin, uses organic red rice. This makes for an enticing color variation and provides additional nutritional benefits, offering a much-needed energy boost in the morning or mid-day.
Pairing it up
As unexpected as it may sound, a pairing of sweet and savory often results in a burst of flavor that is incomparable. The same goes for our champorado and dried fish. Just fry the Tuyo in some coconut oil until crispy and serve alongside your bowl of champorado. This pair of flavors will give your taste buds an unforgettable experience.
Tips and Alternatives
Feel free to play around with the ingredients. You can use a different type of chocolate or substitute the coco sugar with other natural sweeteners. Always ensure the champorado achieves the right consistency, a balance between a soup and a thick porridge.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use other types of chocolate for this recipe?
Yes, you can. However, remember that this champorado recipe’s unique flavor is mainly due to the use of chocolate tablea. If you switch, the result may taste slightly different.
What is a good substitute for red rice?
While red rice does add a distinctive texture and health benefits, you can use sweet glutinous rice or sticky rice as an alternative.
Can I skip the dried fish?
Absolutely! While the dried fish adds a unique twist, the champorado will still taste delicious without it.