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Risengrød (rice porridge)

Peter Bøving

Origin: Denmark, Category: Specials
Prep time: 15 minutes, Total time: 2 hours, 20 minutes, Servings: 4

Description: A rice porridge served at the beginning of Christmas Eve dinner. It is tradition for an elder to hide an almond in the pot of risengrød before serving. The person who gets the almond wins a marzipan pig! Place a little risengrød in the barn for the Nisse mand (woodland elves). You know the elves are happy (and well-fed) because the bowl will be empty on Christmas morning!


Microwave 1/2 cup rice in 1 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon salt
for 5 minutes on high, followed by 10 minutes on low (20% power).

Add 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 cup milk and allow to rest
2 hours.

Add 1/2 cup Cool Whip and one whole blanched almond.

Serve in a bowl topped with a pat of butter, sprinkled with
cinnamon sugar.

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