We are going to Sweden for this month’s edition of #Food of the World event. I have tried and posted quite a few Swedish recipes in the past, but I still have a lot bookmarked to try. Swedish Cinnamon rolls aka kanelbullar are on the top of that list. But I posted this sticky pecan bread today, so didn’t want to make something similar again.
After searching for vegetarian Swedish recipes, I finalized this simple and easy to make Rice pudding aka Risgrynsgröt. Being a south Indian, rice based dishes are always welcome and this rice pudding is very similar to our very own paramannam except the Swedish version is spiced with cinnamon whereas the Indian version has cardamom.
From what I read, rice porridge/ pudding is an important dish in Sweden for many many years. It is served all through the year but it is always included as part of Christmas buffet. It is served dusted with cinnamon and an almond is hidden in the pudding. Whoever gets the almond gets to do a task and in the olden days, if a single man or woman found the almond, then it was a sign that the coming year would bring true love.
I found quite a few different recipes for this rice pudding, some with eggs, some with heavy cream and so on. This recipe is from here and it is without eggs or cream. All in all, this rice pudding is comforting and absolutely delicious. I stirred in some soaked raisins because I like them in my rice pudding 🙂