"Risgrot, Norwegian rice porridge" Top 5 Page for this destination Norway Local Custom Tip by YokuMoku

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by YokuMoku

Origin: Norway

2 portions

200 ml water
100 ml porridge rice/sushi rice
500 ml whole milk
1/2 ts salt
Non-stick thick pan

Boil the water and put in the rice. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes until the rice absorbs the water. Pour in milk and cook for about 40 minutes in low heat until the porridge thickens. Stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking and burning. Season with salt.

Serve the porridge with butter/margarine, cinnamon, sugar, and raisins (optional). Norwegian kids and...adults love to sprinkle generous amount of sugar and cinnamon on top of the porridge. Red berry juice drink is a good companion for the porridge.

To me this is more or less like making Chinese porridge. But instead of using 100% water, Norwegians use milk. Risgrot is a hearty meal, and for some this can be quite heavy. I for example enjoy the berry juice drink more than the porridge. But you should really try this specialty.

An easy alternative for travellers is to buy Fjordland ready-made risgrot as shown in the picture. Gee, I have promoted Fjordland heftily. I really should have gotten free Fjordland products for the rest of my life.

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  • Updated Aug 11, 2004
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