December 10


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Long time ago, rice was very exclusive food, and therefor the best thing to give the farm-Nisse in December, to prevent him from being mad, to tease – or in worst case to leave the farm and take all happiness away.

In December many families places a little bowl with rice pudding at the loft, to please the nisse. The interesting part of this action is when the children later want to see how much the nisse has eaten. There is a lot “sneaking around at ceilings” in December, after children´s bedtime.

Now to the recipe. This rice is the type we call porridge-rice, not ordinary white rice. It takes about an hour to make the pudding, and about an hour to clean the pot if you forget to look after the boiling milk.
190 gram rice
2 -3 dl. water
1 liter Milk
1 teaspoon salt

Served with sugar, cinnamon and butter. And of course a nisse-beer, which is a sweet non alcoholic beer.

Boil the water. Add rice into boiling water . Boil for 2 minutes. Add milk and salt. Boil about 35 minutes. That´s all.

The best part is when it comes to adding sugar/cinnamon and butter…very tasty! No wonder that both nisser and almost all children love risengrød. I´m not sure about the sneaking folks though.

This post was also posted in December 2011.

3 comments so far

  1. Nye on

    Thanks for the recipe, it looks real good.

    • Giiid on

      🙂 I´ll like to hear what you think, if you make it one day.

  2. isathreadsoflife on

    Delicious looking recipe that looks very much like the one my husband has been telling me about for years. His mother used to prepare it for special days. In French : “Riz au lait” (milk rice). She used to add vanilla with cinnamon. I think I will try it again, my mouth is watering. Lovely food pictures, Giiid.

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