Julgröt (Swedish Christmas Porridge)


  • 1 cup rice
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ pint light cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar


  1. Rinse the rice in a sieve or colander. Measure the water into a saucepan and heat it to boiling.
  2. Add the rice and simmer on low heat until soft, about 1 hour.
  3. Measure the cream into a bowl, and whip it, using an electric mixer, until soft peaks form.
  4. When the rice is soft, remove from heat and cool slightly (about 10 minutes). Add cold butter and whipped cream; mix well.
  5. Return pan to low heat and heat the porridge thoroughly, being careful not to let it boil.
  6. Add the salt and sugar and mix well. Serve with cold milk.
Serves 6.


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