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  1. Hi Erica!
    This is a traditional Christmas dish in Scandinavia, we call it Risengrød in Denmark and Risgrynsgröt in Sweden, however, we don't make it with flour, instead we boil Pearl rice with milk, cream and sugar and serve it the same way as you describe ( but no maple syrup). In our family we have a tradition of eating it on the eve before Christmas eve ( which is when we celebrate Christmas in Scandinavia), this year it will be very special since it is also our daughter Siri's first birthday that day 🙂 Usually it is served alongside all the foods on Christmas eve as a dessert. You should try it with the rice, it's amazing!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you for letting us know about Risengrød/Risgrynsgröt, Anna! Do you have a recipe for it? I'd really like to give it a try!

    Happy birthday a little early to your daughter! This is such a fun time of year for children. 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you, too!

  3. While it looks like the real thing, this isn't rømmegrøt – rømme means sour cream, and a sour cream porridge without sour cream just isn't sour cream porridge 🙂 What you're making is fløyelsgrøt – literally velvet porridge, which is a kind of poor mans rømmegrøt. I googled for an English recipe (to see if I could get out of doing the measurement conversions), and this looks very close to the one we use. I love that you're trying out Norwegian cuisine, unfortunately Americans seem to mostly know about lutefisk, but we've got plenty more to offer that is a lot more delicious than wobbly fish 😉

  4. Well, if your daughter is anything like my two year old, fiskegrateng will be a big hit. It's one of the quintessential Norwegian comfort foods, and a staple in every home with kids in it. We had it on a weekly basis throughout my entire childhood. And luckily for me, someone else has done all the work of translating the recipe! (the cheese she's added isn't traditional, but I'm going to try it the next I make fiskegrateng, because it sounds delicious!)

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