Saturday, March 7, 2015

Scandinavian Style


My family has some Swedish heritage (along with Irish and Hispanic...), so once upon a time, we were looking for some good Scandinavian recipes. Now, I don't know where my mom found this recipe or how authentically Norwegian it is, but it is amazing. So, here you go!

Norwegian Rice and Cream with Raspberry Sauce


2 1/4 cups boiling water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup long grain rice
Approx. 2/3 cup milk
Approx. 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract (or more, to taste)
2 cups whipped cream

Raspberry Sauce:

2 (10 oz.) pkg. raspberries
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 cup water
Dash of salt
Sugar, to taste
Lemon juice, to taste


Boil water in 1 1/2 quart saucepan. Add salt. Stir in rice slowly as water boils. Cover. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add enough milk to barely fill in rice until level with the top of the rice. Cover pan and simmer for another 30 minutes till milk is absorbed. Stir in sugar and almond extract. Chill. Just before serving, fold in whipped cream and top with sauce.

Raspberry Sauce:

Add water to frozen raspberries. Bring to boil. Add enough water to make 3 cups. Combine cornstarch with a little cold water. Stir into raspberries. Cook until thick and clear. Add salt, sugar, and lemon juice to taste. Chill. Serve over rice.

This may also be used to top pound cake or ice cream. 

Source: We have had this recipe for years and I have no idea where my mom found it or got it from.

Notes: We usually double this so that we have a big batch to feed our whole extended family for dessert. This is so absolutely delicious. Yum!

1 comment:

  1. I got this years ago from a Deseret News article. I'm such a sucker for rice. Add almond, raspberries.....what else do you need? I love, love, love this dessert.