Best part of the days spent at the Christmas Elf center was being part of the cooking team of the day. Each day 2 elves were chosen to help, learn and make a dish. Today they would make the best rice porridge ever! It involves some patience, rice is cooked in milk and must not burn. You must mix slowly with a wooden spoon and sing “Det er risengrod, der gor maven blod..”.. and old folk song every child should learn to sing.
here are the ingredients.
Makes 4 portions
- 3 cups water
- 180 g rice (i use Egyptian rice, the grain is white, thick and a bit rounded)
- 1 liter milk
- ¼ tsp thick salt
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 50 g butter
How to make
Cook water and rice in a thick bottomed pot . Let the rice simmer for 2 minutes, while stirring regularly with a wooden spoon. Then add the milk and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat, keep mixing for 10 more minutes, (never leave the rice unattended, it burns quickly because of the milk). Cover the pot with a lid and cook for 25 minutes. Stir frequently in the porridge. Check if the consistency is fine, if the porridge is too liquid, cook 5 minutes without lid.
Add salt and taste.
Serve in a bowl, sprinkle with cinammon sugar and add a spoon butter. Eat immediately!
Enjoy this porridge when it is cold outside! Children and grown ups will love it. It is a really comforting dish!
After making the porridge, the center for Elves went very silent. All the elves were happy eating their favourite dish.