What it means to get the almond in the Christmas porridge

what it means to get the almond in the christmas porridge

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.

Here is a free recipe for Christmas porridge if you would like to try this classic.


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