Scandinavian Julegrot

Along with a stuffed duck or turkey and some spiced biscuits, julegrot or almond rice pudding is served as part of a traditional Scandinavian Christmas dinner.

Recipe for 4 people:
  • 125g pearl rice
  • 1 litre milk
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g creme fraiche
  • 50g butter
  • 75g ground almonds
  • some raspberry liqueur
  • pinch cinnamon
Heat up the milk in a thick bottom sauce pan. Add the sugar and allow to simmer until all the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and add the rice, stir for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat and allow to cook for about 1h. Take your pot off the heat and stir in the butter.
When the rice has completely cool down, stir in the creme fraiche. Transfer your rice pudding into a nice bowl and refrigerate for an hour.
Just before serving sprinkle the ground almond on the top of the rice and drizzle with the liqueur.
Serve chilled.

"The tradition wants that a whole almond is hidden into the pudding. The one who finds it win a present."

Gluten free, vegetarian, suitable for pregnant women.