This is the traditional Danish Christmas dessert, served on Dec 24 before we walk around the Christmas tree and sing carols. The texture of the rice pudding is somewhat coarse due to the chopped up almonds. A whole blanched almond is placed in the dish and whoever gets this almond wins the almond present. This game is loved by young and old with everybody guessing who has the almond. Usually it is not revealed until all of the dish is gone. The dish can of course be served any time throughout the year but you will be hard pressed to find it on any other date if in Denmark. I blanch the almonds and chop by knife; freshly blanched almonds have a fresher flavour I find.