Danish Christmas Rice Porridge

READY IN: 1hr 8mins
Recipe by Bergy

This is a real Danish tradition for Christmas Eve and is served as a first course. When the porridge is almost cooked you make a ceremony, with everyone watching, of dropping one blanched almond in the pot. Whom ever finds the almond in their bowl wins a small present (Chocolate Santa, marzipan figure whatever) The kids love looking for the almond and of course have to eat their porridge in order to find it - no cheating by stirring the poridge in the bowl

Top Review by Nance McKinney

I have been looking for this recipe for years. We lost all our Scandinavian recipes when my grandparents passed. We used to have this all the time when I was a child. At least once a week. Usually served with sausages. Thanks so much!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the milk to a boil in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Add rice to the boiling milk, stirring.
  3. Lower the heat, cover with a lid and gently cook the rice for about an hour.
  4. Be very careful not to scorch the milk.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Serve the hot porridge with a pat of butter and sprinkle with cinnamon& sugar.

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