Swedish Christmas Porridge

January 11, 2010
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Author Notes

I'm a sucker for old cookbooks. Found this lovely little one, Swedish Food, at the Pound Ridge Elementary School Pancake Breakfast Book Sale (now that's a mouthful.) Printed in 1960, it's the 12th edition. I've transcribed the recipe for Swedish Christmas Porridge below. —mrslarkin

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  1. Scald rice with boiling water.
  2. Melt half of butter, add rice and water and boil 10-15 min. or until water disappears.
  3. Add milk and cook slowly 45 min. or until rice is tender. Season and add remainder of butter.
  4. Pour into deep dish and serve with cold milk, cinnamon and sugar.

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2 Reviews

Karin_D November 27, 2010
This is my mother's go-to comfort food! (She's Swedish :)
mrslarkin February 5, 2010
Ha! How funny. I forgot about this one.