Cherry Chocolate Rice Pudding
Serves 6

¾ cup uncooked white rice
1 ¼ cups water
1 ½ cups milk
⅓ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅓ cup dried cherries
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, combine 1 ½ cups cooked rice, milk, sugar, vanilla, cherries, butter and cocoa. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 to 30 minutes.