Mmm, mmm! Yes, today is another food post. I just had to share this with you all! Before meeting Nicolas, I had never heard of or eaten risengrød before. Now I absolutely love it, and it is a Christmas tradition I can’t do without!
Risengrød is Danish rice porridge that is normally sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and topped with a pat of butter. Nicolas’s mom made it for me during my first trip to Denmark nearly two and a half years ago. It is a very special treat in Nicolas’s family and in the rest of Denmark – especially at Christmas time! Nicolas has told me many stories of his Christmases as a child and how he would leave out a bowl of risengrød for the elf that lives in the attic during the month of December. 🙂 Nicolas’s mom also told me that in the olden days risengrød would be served as the first course at Christmas dinner in hopes of getting filled up, therefore not needing to indulge in so much meat and side dishes afterwards. She has now shared her recipe with me, and I made it for the first time last week. To my surprise, it turned out perfectly!
There are many recipes available online if you’d like to try and make it yourself. This one looked pretty promising to me! Just make sure you are using the correct type of rice. In the United States, I am pretty sure you could use porridge or pudding rice. 🙂 I think risengrød is a warm, delicious meal that is perfect for those cold winter mornings or cozy winter nights.
Do you have any special foods you enjoy around Christmastime? Let me know in the comments below! Have a great evening!
Today’s candle is Cozy By The Fire. I haven’t gotten a chance to burn it yet, but Yankee’s website says it is blend of ginger, clove, and orange. Today’s tea is Tummy Love with ginger, turmeric, and cardamom. I am sure this will be great during the holidays with all the sweets I’ll be indulging in! 😉 Don’t forget to check out my mom’s blog and her friend Danielle’s to see what they are up to during Day 9!