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Catholic Recipe: Risgrynsgrot


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar


Prep Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

Origin: Scandinavia


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Also Called: Rice Porridge

Many heavier foods are traditional to the celebration of New Year's Eve in Scandinavian countries. A favorite dinner is roast beef, baked potatoes, Risgrynsgröt (rice porridge), Lefse, and Kringler.


Wash the rice, drain, and cook in salted water in the top of a double boiler. Cook slowly until tender, or for about one hour. The water should be absorbed by that time. Add the butter, the heavy cream which has been whipped, and the sugar. It is traditional that one whole almond be hidden in the porridge and the person finding it in his or her dish will be the first to be married.

Recipe Source: Feast Day Cookbook by Katherine Burton and Helmut Ripperger, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1951