This and that: Rice porridge and prune soup.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rice porridge and prune soup.

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
1 egg

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.

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  1. Oh this looks so delicious! Totally my kind of food. I love rice pudding/porridge and will for sure try the Prune Soup today, since I have all the ingredients at home right now :)

    1. Let me know what you think of the prune soup...

  2. Wow! That looks and sounds amazing! I bet there's a million different ways to use the rice. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Yes... and there is many different types of berries that you can put in the soup... Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I make rice porridge , but that prune soup sounds delicious. I need to try.

  4. This looks really good, Marlys! I always make a breakfast type of porridge when I have leftover rice. The prune soup looks like a great addition. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

    1. I love prune soup Kelly but hadn't made it for a long long time.

  5. I love rice pudding, and the addition of sweet prune sauce sounds awesome! Thanks for the recipe!


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