This can be considered as the iconic Christmas food in Finland. We have a tradition of putting an almond in the pot, who finds it will get a gift. Goes great with Mixed Fruit Soup.
- milk 1000 mL
- water 200 mL
- porridge rice 250 mL
- salt 1 teaspoon
- butter 1 tablespoon
- Put water and porridge rice in a pot and heat with middle heat until all the water is gone. Whisk them all time so rice doesn’t burn.
- Pour in milk and keep heating with middle heat. Whisk until it’s a ready thick porridge. Seoson with salt. You can also add a tablespoon of butter to bring some taste.
I remember that every Christmas Eve we had rice porridge in the morning. Before the 24th, we had it in school on the last day before Christmas holidays. Sometimes there was an almond in the pot, school and home, and the one who found it got a surprise! I never found the almond in school, maybe I found it in home, but I have no memory of surprise. It could be because I love rice porridge a lot, so it is a gift as it is! Ahi doesn’t like rice porridge so much, but that’s okay, more for me to eat! The leftover porridge can be used in the making of Karelian pies, we will post a recipe in January.
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