1Combine cooked rice, milk, half and half (use 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup cream if you do not have half and half), sugar and salt in a medium saucepan.
2Bring to a simmer, then lower the heat so the mixture doesn’t boil. Stir regularly with a spatula, scraping the bottom of the pan, until just about all of the milk is absorbed (about 45 minutes) and pudding has thickened.
3Add the vanilla and sift the cocoa powder, and stir to combine. Remove from heat and stir in Nutella.
4Garnish with whipped cream – plain, lightly sweetened or Nutella-flavored (see recipe below).
5Nutella Whipped Cream
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
1 tbsp Nutella
1 tsp hot water or coffee
1. Whip heavy cream to soft peaks in a small bowl.
2.In another small bowl, place remaining tablespoon of Nutella.
3.Add 1 tsp of the hot water or coffee to the Nutella. Whisk together until Nutella has dissolved.
4.Fold Nutella mixture into the whipped cream and spoon it on top of puddings.