Swedish Rice Pudding
An old Swedish tradition for serving rice pudding at Christmastime is to hide a whole almond in the pudding in the belief that the one who eats the almond will be successful the following year.
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 cups milk
1 whole blanched almond
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)
- Combine rice, sugar, salt and milk in top of double boiler. Cover and cook over simmering water 1 3/4 to 2 hours or until thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in almond and vanilla extract. Serve with cinnamon, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of the USA Rice Federation.