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October 17, 2012
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Cinnamon again… whoopee!

I love cinnamon. It’s so nice it’s fall once again which means I get to make a lot of stuff with cinnamon. Yesterday I posted my recipe on cinnamon roll wreath, which – surprise – included a lot of cinnamon. Today’s post is also about cinnamon (wee) but this time we’re talking cinnamon on top of rice porridge – yum!

Turninf Torso in Malmo

Yeaterday I went to Malmo in Sweden together with my family, grandmother, uncle and aunt and my 4 younger cousins. Actually we went there to see the exhibition about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankamon called Tutankamon – the tomb and the treasures. It was really nice and a great way to be together with my family.

After that we went having lunch in Västra Hamn in Malmo, right next to the tallest building in Scandinavia – Turning Torso. (It’s 190 meters tall, so compared to those sky scrapers in America etc. it isn’t really high – well, Scandinavia is small).

After a long and eventful day (we also went shopping a bit and saw the old house my uncle and aunt lived in 5 years ago), we returned home and for dinner I made rice porridge – WITH CINNAMON!

It was so great! Eating rice porridge really makes me think of autumn and winter.

Rice Porridge
Serves 4 (but the serving aren’t very big – double up, and you have a great lunch next day)

  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Butter
How to do
In a big pot bring water to the boil. Add in the rice and boil for 5 minutes. Then add the milk and slowly bring it to the boil. Boil for about half an hour on low without a lid. Make sure to stir a lot of times – the porridge easily boil over.
Serve with cinnamon sugar and a tiny dollop of butter. Enjoy!
Oh, and just a question – I was wondering if you also eat rice porridge in the winter? Or is it just a typical Danish dish? Please let me know.
In Denmark we say that the small christmas pixies live of rice porridge – they never eat anything else (aside from christmas biscuits and candy).



8 responses to “Rice Porridge”

  1. Trollivier says:

    Wow so long since I eat rice pudding! In Québec (Province of Canada) we don’t realy eat rice puddinc except for dessert. I think it is realy a scandinavian dish. I was in Norway for 3 months, and every saturday, we eat rice pudding for lunch. It was very tasty and comforting!

    • Josefine says:

      Oh, how funny you eat it for dessert. Yeah, it might be a Scandinavian dish. We eat it for dinner. I didn’t know they eat it for lunch in Norway.

      Thanks for your answer!

  2. Cate says:

    I love rice pudding! Sweet rice pudding is a traditional desert in Portugal and we add egg yolks and sugar as well. I love it, I must try your way as dinner although I never heard of it before!

  3. Amélie says:

    I discovered your blog while looking for a great bread recipe and I love it. I really like your photos.
    Here in France we have rice pudding for dessert, and usually we put vanilla in it instead of cinnamon, I have to try it with cinnamon!

  4. Josefine says:

    Thank you so much! I really like your blog as well. I seriously have to make some of your recipes – they look sooo delicious!

    How nice you put vanilla in it! We actually do that as well, when it’s for dessert. We call it “Ris ala mande”. I think it sound french. Maybe it’s inspired by you.

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