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Risgrynsgröt ~ Julegrot ~ Swedish Rice Pudding


On Christmas Eve

households in Sweden would traditionally serve a bowl of




to sweeten tummies

and to please their little


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he’s a little storybook creature

with a white beard and

colorful clothes

he brings gifts on Christmas Eve

Julgrot 6that little almond on top

is stirred into the


and served

the lucky person who finds the

almond in their bowl is the next to be


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Risgrynsgröt ~ Julegrot ~ Swedish Rice Pudding
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup half and half cream
  • 1 almond
  1. Measure rice into a sieve and rinse under cold water to remove all starch until water runs clear. Add rice, water, butter, pinch of salt and one small cinnamon stick to a medium-sized pot and put on high. Once the rice mixture boils, turn to simmer and finish cooking until all the water is absorbed. This takes about 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, measure out milk and eggs and whisk together. Whisk in sugar, vanilla and salt to blend.
  3. Once rice is cooked, pour the milk mixture into the pot. Bring back to a simmer then cook for an additional 40 minute or so, until the rice pudding is thickened. Add 1/4 - 1/2 cup half and half cream, this makes the pudding whiter in colour which is so much prettier!
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 1 almond.

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