Christmas Box Dishes
There are many kinds of casseroles such as carrot, potato, and rutabaga. They are all slightly sweet, and the spices go well with the flavors. Sweet for a dish? My image of it is that of the New Year’s bean curd, Kinton in Japanese.
Cuisine with Rice
Rice is a staple food for Japanese people. Rice is a magnificent dish on its own. It is always the main dish.
Of course, rice is not a staple food for Finnish people. It is often eaten as porridge, and it is also often mixed in as an ingredient, as in this Porkkanalaatikko. I guess it is similar to vegetables. At first, I thought, “How can you mix rice in?” But once you get used to it, it’s delicious.
Carrot Casserole, Porkkanalaatikko, Finnish Traditional Christmas Dish
- carrot 500 g
- water 300 g
- salt 1.5 tsp
- rice 100 g
- fresh cream 50 g
- milk 50 g
- egg 1
- molasses 1 Tbsp
- cinnamon 1/2 tsp
- white pepper 1/2 tsp
- Electronic scales
- Measuring spoon
- Cutting board
- Hand mixer (or potato masher)
- Oven dish (1L)
- Cut carrots into thin slices.
- Put water, salt and carrots in a pot and boil until carrots are tender.
- When carrots are tender, remove from pot. Do not discard the boiling water.
- Add the rice to the carrot cooking water and simmer until tender.
- Blend the carrots into a paste with a hand blender or masher.
- Add cream, milk, egg, and seasonings and mix.
- Add the boiled rice and mix.
- Place in a buttered baking dish and sprinkle the top with finely crushed breadcrumbs.
- Bake at 175 degrees for 1 hour.
- You can check Finnish Traditional Christmas Recipe here.Traditional Christmas Recipes from FinlandA collection of traditional Finnish Christmas recipes. From casseroles, ham, and salmon to Christmas cake, gingerbread, and Christmas tarts!
- You can find more Finnish recipes from here.Finnish Food Archives - Piece of OishiJapanese Recipes without Special Ingredients