Christmas Rice Porridge

chirstmas rice porridge recipe

Rice porridge is a Christmas classic in Scandinavia that is made of round-grain rice. Round-grain rice is used for rice porridge, rice pudding, etc. When you cook porridge, the grains break apart and swell.

Sometimes people put a peeled almond in the porridge and according to a common folk belief whoever gets the almond will be married in the coming years. Another common folk belief is that whoever gets the almond will simply be lucky in the future, or get to wish for something.

3 - 4 servings


  • 2 dl water
  • 2 dl porridge rice
  • 1 l milk
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • ground cinnamon and table sugar for topping


  1. In a pot, add water, salt, and rice and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the milk, and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil while stirring.
  3. Simmer at the lowest possible heat setting for 60 - 75 minutes (depending on the texture you want) with a lid on.
  4. Stir at regular intervals.
  5. Taste with salt.
  6. Serve with ground cinnamon, sugar, and milk.

 ingredients for christmas rice porridge

porridge rice


christmas porridge served with milk and cinnamon


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