Christmas porridge

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Rice
2 quarts Boiling water
2 tablespoons Butter
1 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Sugar
5 cups Milk
1 Blanched whole almond
Cinnamon or grated almonds
Sugar
Cold milk

Add washed and drained rice to boiling water. Again bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, 1 minute. Drain rice thoroughly; add butter. Add rice, salt and sugar to milk in top of double boiler. Cover and cook over gently boiling water until rice is tender and milk is absorbed, about 2 hours.

Pour into serving dish and stir in almond. Sprinkle top generously with cinnamon and sugar or grated almonds and sugar. Serve with cold milk.

Yield: 8 servings.

(Julgrot) Christmas rice porridge is a part of the traditional Christmas Eve supper. According to an old Swedish tradition and practiced in many homes in American each person must compose and recite a rhyme before touching the porridge and the one who gets the almond hidden in the porridge will marry during the coming year.

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 333 by "Diane Geary" <diane@...> on Dec 1, 1997

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