Traditionally Swedish cooking only use rice for porridges, gruel and desserts.
Breakfast - Rice Porridge
Serve rice porridge as breakfast year around. Christmas Porridge is the same porridge.
If served on Christmas Eve morning, add one blanched almond. Everybody say a rhyme before eating. The one who gets the whole almond wins a price such as a box of chocolate. According to old beliefs if the winner is single, he or she will be married the following year.
According to folklore, you place a large bowl of Christmas porridge topped with butter outside for the House "Tomte" (Santa) on Christmas Eve. The "Tomte" guards the house and the farm so it is of great importance to keep the Tomte happy and friendly.
Dessert - Rice à la Malta
If you have left over rice porridge, Rice à la Malta is a quick and easy dessert to make. Just add whipped cream, sugars and oranges.
Dessert -Saffron Pancake
Pancake is another dessert you can make with left over rice porridge by altering the original recipe some. You will find the recipe and the directions under the Pancakes tab. >>