Every once in awhile I get a craving for rice porridge
or as it is called in Finland Riisipuuro.
Growing up we would make riisipuuro when we had extra rice leftover,
so that is always how I make it... I don't really have a recipe,
I just add to my rice.
In Finland they will also add an almond in the riisipuuro
One almond and the one that gets the almond will
receive good fortune.
Riisipuuro is also good with Marja Soppa (berry soup) made with prunes and raisins.
It is also called Luumukiiseli
|Rice porridge with prune soup in my Iltila|
2 cups cooked rice
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk
Add sugar to rice. Whisk egg and milk together well and add it to the rice mixture. Cook over medium heat until most of the liquid has evaporated.
You can also eat this with more milk and cinnamon. I will also add raisins when I am cooking the rice porridge. Or eat it with Prune soup.
Prune Soup ( Marja Soppa)
2 cups prunes
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried apricots (optional)
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups water
1-2 sticks of cinnamon
1/2 cup cornstarch with small amount of water
In medium pot, add prunes, raisins, apricots, sugar, water and cinnamon stick. Boil on medium heat for 1 hour. If soup is very liquid, add cornstarch and water and boil for another 5 minutes.
Enjoy alone or with rice porridge.