HOW TO MAKE DANISH RICE PORRIDGE EASILY IN THE MICROWAVE

HOW TO MAKE DANISH RICE PORRIDGE EASILY IN THE MICROWAVE

HOW TO MAKE DANISH RICE PORRIDGE EASILY IN THE MICROWAVE

 

Rice porridge – the Danish way
Eating rice porridge for Christmas is an old Danish tradition.

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Rice porridge – how to make Danish rice porridge easily in the microwave. Make a delicious rice porridge, eat it for breakfast or dinner, or use it in rice puddings or rice pancakes. Find recipes, free print, and inspiration
Danish rice porridge with cake spice sugar and applesauce

My porridge burned MANY times when I made rice porridge the traditional way – cooked in a pot on the stove.
But it hasn’t done that since I started the microwave method
– and that’s the method you get today.

Rice porridge – how to make Danish rice porridge easily in the microwave. Make a delicious rice porridge, eat it for breakfast or dinner, or use it in rice puddings or rice pancakes. Find recipes, free print, and inspiration
Danish rice porridge with vanilla

When you cook your porridge, you decide how much or how little sugar, salt, and vanilla you put in it.
I have seasoned the rice porridge to fit my taste buds.

The same goes for the texture – some want a “dry” porridge and others a more creamy or liquid porridge.
Remember – the porridge will become firmer as it cools.

If the porridge has become too stiff, you might want to stir some more milk in before serving.

Rice porridge – how to make Danish rice porridge easily in the microwave. Make a delicious rice porridge, eat it for breakfast or dinner, or use it in rice puddings or rice pancakes. Find recipes, free print, and inspiration
Danish rice porridge with cinnamon sugar and applesauce

For breakfast use mixed berries (fresh or frozen), pieces of orange, pear, or apple – they all go well with cinnamon.

The classic Danish dinner version: rice porridge sprinkled with cinnamon and a dollop of real salted butter in the centre.
I use applesauce instead of butter.

Faster and easier
At Christmas time, there are SO many things to do – that is why I like recipes that are faster and/or easier to use.

This recipe is both faster and easier.
It takes between 40-60 minutes from start to finished rice porridge – and most of the time, the porridge is in the micro.

Because the porridge is made in the microwave, it does not burn – even if you do not stir it constantly.
It frees up time to do other things.

But if the pot is too small, it can boil over.

This recipe is suitable for 2-3 servings of rice porridge – or 1-2 servings of rice porridge AND a portion of porridge for rice pudding/risalamande.
(Of course, it depends on whether it is a large adult or small child that you feed.)

Rice porridge – how to make Danish rice porridge easily in the microwave. Make a delicious rice porridge, eat it for breakfast or dinner, or use it in rice puddings or rice pancakes. Find recipes, free print, and inspiration 
Danish rice porridge with cake spice sugar

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How to make Danish rice porridge easily in the microwave

2-4 persons (depending on the size of the persons) approx. 1 kg of rice porridge.

Time Required:
Preparation and stirring: 5-10 minutes
In the microwave total: approx. 30 minutes – max. 48 minutes (depending on your porridge rice)

Ingredients
First
400 g water (4 dl) (+ water for rinsing)
190 g porridge rice (2 dl)
¼-½ tsp. salt

Then
30 g sugar *
1 vanilla pod or ½-1 tsp. vanilla powder *
600 g milk (whole milk – for rice pudding) (6 dl)
Maybe 100-200 g (1-2 dl) extra milk

Other
microwave
3-4 l pot or dish that can be used in the microwave, preferably a plastic pot with lid
A lid or clingfilm to cover the pot

Rice porridge toppings
You can use:
Cinnamon, cinnamon sugar or cake spice sugar **
Applesauce, fruit compote or jam
Mixed berries, pieces of orange, pears, or apple
Butter

Rice pudding – Risalamande
½-1 tbsp. sugar (so that the porridge does not form a skin)
Clingfilm

Rinse the rice in cold water.
Mix water, salt, and rice in a bowl with a lid (or cover with clingfilm, remember to punch some holes in it).
Boil the mixture at maximum power for 5 minutes.

Stir.
Continue to cook, now at low power (350w/40%) for 4 minutes.

Then
Mix the porridge with milk.

Stretch the vanilla pod lengthwise with a sharp knife and scrape out the grains – or use vanilla powder.
Mash the vanilla seeds with a little sugar, to prevent them from sticking together, it also makes the vanilla seeds easier to distribute in the rice porridge.
Put the rest of the vanilla pod and the vanilla sugar in the bowl, stir.

Do not cover the bowl!

Boil the mixture at maximum power for 4 minutes.

Stir, and cook at low power (350w/40%) for 15-30 minutes.
Check the porridge – at the latest after 15 minutes, stir again.
Check if the porridge is done.
If the rice is not done, continue to cook at low power.
Cook the rice porridge maximum 35 minutes.
Adjust the texture of the porridge to suit you, add 100-200 grams (1-2 dl) of milk if the rice porridge seems too stiff.

Serve
Serve your rice porridge with applesauce and cinnamon sugar **, with fruit or berries – or quite classic with a lump of butter and cinnamon(sugar).

“Risalamande” – rice pudding
If you are using the rice porridge for rice pudding – or the famous Danish dessert “Risalamande”, sprinkle it with sugar before placing a piece of clingfilm close to the porridge surface to prevent the porridge to form a skin.
Cover the pot/bowl and refrigerate at once ***.

Recipe notes
* Use a vanilla pod if you want to make a luxury rice porridge – or are using it for the dessert “Risalamande”.
You can easily replace sugar and vanilla pod with homemade vanilla sugar for everyday life.

** Try to replace cinnamon sugar with a Christmas seasoned sugar.
Mix your favourite cake spice with sugar and use it on top of your porridge – my favourite is my homemade pumpkin spice

*** Rice used in other dishes should be refrigerated at once.