Monday, December 23, 2013

Finnish Christmas Rice Porridge


Finnish Christmas Rice Porridge
In a slow cooker
Our Mothership Adventures recipe
Serves 12

8 cups of milk
2 1/2 cups of Arborio Rice
1/2 cup coconut oil
1-2 tsp salt
1 peeled whole almond
Cinnamon and sugar mixed together (to taste)

Mix all ingredients except almond all together in the slow cooker. Cook on high for about 3 hours (depends on your slow cooker). You want the rice to be soft, and the milk absorbed into the rice, but not too dry. If your porridge is too dry, add some milk, mix it, and cook little longer. Before serving, mix the peeled almond in the porridge, trying to hide it. Traditionally finding the almond in your bowl would bring luck to the person getting it, and if you weren't married, it would bring marriage. If you'd like to, the person who finds the almond in their porridge could get a little present, or get out of dish duty:)

Serve with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top.

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Luke 2:10-11

(This recipe is a re-post from last year.)


  1. Vesi herahti jo kielelle. Huomenna meillakin syodaan joulupuuroa aamulla. Tuskin maltain odottaa. Jouluja tatakin kautta!

  2. Myös meillä syötiin tuota tänä aamuna - äiti sai mantelin. Isä oli nähdyt sen puuroa ottaessaan, mutta painanut kuulemma uudelleen uppeluksiin :D.

  3. We just had our Christmas Rice Porridge with cinnamon & sugar :)

    Have a blessed Christmas time!

  4. We had rice porridge again this year as part of our Christmas unit studies! I was planning to try your recipe but my crockpot died:( SO we tried another but one of these Christmas... we will have this one:)
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Ina, hyvin onnistui tämä, melkein ei riittänyt, niin hyvin maistui:)

    Marita, meillä oli manteli mennyt kahteen osaan, ja kummasti Kapteeni löysi toisen puolen tavallisesta puurosta, ja Missy puolikkaan uunipuurosta :-D

    Nurkkalintu, we also served ours with cinnamon and sugar, but always with the almond, too:)

    Gayly, so neat you had some, too!! I hope you get a new crockpot soon.