Recipe for Danish Rice Pudding (Risengroed)
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Danish Rice Pudding (Risengrød)

Traditional and old-fashioned recipe for Danish Rice Pudding also known as Risengrød. Perfect recipe if you are looking for some very traditional Danish christmas food.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: Christmas, Nordic Christmas
Servings: 3 people


  • 2.25 dl short-grained white rice pudding rice
  • 1 dl water
  • 1 liter milk
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • Pour the water and the rice in a large sauce pan. Add salt, heat it up and let it boil for about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the milk into the sauce pan and let it boil while stirring.
  • Let the rice pudding boil lightly/simmer for about 35 minutes under a lid. Remember to stir in the pudding regularly so that the rice does not burn to the bottom of the sauce pan.
  • Make some cinnamon sugar by mixing the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.


Serve the rice pudding with a tablespoon of butter and the cinnamon sugar