The Perfect Morning Dish To Prepare When It's Freezing Outside


The arctic weather we've been having lately has had me wearing nothing but sherpas and sweats, while craving every comfort dish possible. One in particular is Swedish rice pudding. It's actually a traditional dish to make during Christmas. My mom made some for all of us on Christmas Eve and she topped it with a little bit of brown sugar and cinnamon. It's was so delicious. A really cute tradition that involves this dish is to add an almond into the rice pudding and whoever gets the almond in their bowl is said to be the next one to get married. My mother (of course) purposely added the almond into my bowl. I really hope that wasn't bad luck! Well... we'll see what 2018 has in store. I highly suggest making yourself this comforting dish when you have some extra time in the morning. It's totally worth the effort and beats having just a plan old bowl of boring oatmeal. This is gourmet good. Happy New Year to you!

WHAT YOU NEED:

- 3 cups of whole milk

- 1.5 cup of water

- 1/2 cup of uncooked short grain risotto style rice

- 1 tbsp butter

- 3 tablespoons of sugar

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 1/4 tsp cinnamon

- 1 almond

- 1 cinnamon stick for garnish

- sprinkle of brown sugar for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

1). In a medium sized saucepan, bring the water, milk, butter, rice, and salt to a gentle boil.

2). Cover and continue to simmer over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking at the bottom.

3). Stir until ingredients are absorbed and rice is tender.

4). Stir through a little cinnamon, sugar, and the almond, cover and set aside.

5). Sprinkle some more brown sugar and cinnamon, and serve.

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