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christmas 2011

Rice pudding is a universal comforting favourite - in Sweden they call it Risgrynsgröt. Served at Christmas a secret blanched almond or golden raisin is smuggled into the fragrant mixture, whoever discovers it in their serving is said to have good luck or a proposal of marriage in the coming year.
  • Rice Pudding
  • 3 cups (750 ml) of whole milk
  • ½ cup (66 grams) of uncooked short grain risotto style rice, such as Arborio or Calrose
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons (40 grams) of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 blanched almond
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan with a heavy bottom, bring the milk, rice and salt to a gentle boil.
  2. Cover and continue to simmer over a low heat for 30 to 40 minutes - stirring frequently to prevent the rice catching and burning on the bottom of the pan, until the rice is very tender.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Take a little of the hot rice mixture, a spoonful at a time and thoroughly stir it through the egg mixture. Gradually adding the hot rice to the raw egg very slowly in this way helps warm the eggs into a lusciously smooth custard, rather than shocking them into a scramble. Once the egg mixture has come up to a similar temperature to the hot rice, add it back into the remaining rice in the saucepan. Continue to stir over a very low heat for 5 or so minutes until it has thickened and is smooth and glossy.
  5. Stir through a little cinnamon and the almond, cover and set aside.
  6. Serve the warm rice pudding in 4 small bowls sprinkled with a little grated nutmeg.
  7. Serves 4

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