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Do you want to make delicious and creamy rice porridge for Christmas? Here is my favorite Santa Porridge recipe that is both delicious and easy to make at home!

Rice porridge success tips

Before you start the recipe, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are some tips to help you be successful with Santa Porridge:

wash oatmeal rice

Always wash rice before cooking to remove dirt and starch. Some studies also suggest that washing rice can reduce the amount of heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, and cadmium that may be present where the rice is grown.

I usually wash the rice in a pot in cold water. Rinse a few times until the water is clear. When you wash the rice for the first time, you will notice how cloudy the water becomes and the more you wash, the clearer the water becomes.

Use regular milk and whipped cream

Rice porridge is traditionally made from milk, but I also add whipped cream to make it a little creamier. Use regular milk in recipes for better flavor, but skim milk works well if you have some at home.

shake from time to time

Since the recipe contains both milk and cream, it is important that you stir it regularly while the rice porridge is on the stove. It can be burned otherwise.

Be careful with the salt if you make more portions

If you plan to make more than 4 servings, do not double the amount of salt. Start with 3 km and taste and add more if you feel it is necessary.

10 minutes

40 minutes

total time:
50 minutes

A delicious and simple recipe for creamy rice porridge that takes about an hour to prepare at home.


  1. Wash the rice thoroughly in a colander.
  2. Put the oatmeal, rice, water, salt and butter in a pot (preferably a thick one). Cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add 6 dl of milk, whipped cream, cinnamon sticks and powdered sugar. Let it boil under the lid on low heat for about 35-40 minutes. After about 15-20 minutes, pour in the rest of the milk (2 dl). Shake from time to time. Be careful not to burn the oatmeal.
  4. Remove the cinnamon sticks and serve immediately with milk, cinnamon and sugar. Or with sauce.
  1. Wash the rice thoroughly. Put the oatmeal rice, water, salt and butter in a pot.

2. Cook for about 10 minutes. Stir the rice occasionally to prevent the rice from burning.

pan with cooked porridge

3. Add 6 dl of milk, whipped cream, cinnamon sticks and sugar.

Oatmeal, milk, whipped cream, cinnamon sticks

4. Let it boil on low heat under the lid for about 20 minutes. Add the rest of the milk (2 dl) and cook for 15-20 minutes. Stir regularly to prevent the porridge from burning.

Pour with rice porridge

5. Serve immediately, preferably in a beautiful bowl, decorated with cinnamon sticks.

Christmas porridge is good to eat with cinnamon, sugar and milk or with gravy.

Rice porridge with a cinnamon stick in a bowl

More rice porridge

Rice porridge is also called Santa Claus porridge, Christmas porridge and rice porridge. It is a food that is traditionally eaten at Christmas, but also at other times of the year.

This porridge is a porridge made from rice, water, milk, cinnamon sticks and salt. Anyway, I also add a little sugar and whipped cream to my recipe for extra flavor to make the rice porridge extra creamy.

Almonds in rice porridge for Christmas

During Christmas, it is common to add peeled almonds to Christmas porridge. According to Swedish and Finnish folklore, the recipient of the almond will get married during the next year.

It is also common in Scania, Denmark, Norway and Iceland to give almonds as a gift to the recipient of the almonds. A gift of almonds, e.g. a marzipan pig, be it a toy or another good thing to eat.

What should rice porridge be served with?

Rice porridge is usually served with cinnamon, sugar and milk. Many people also like to eat their Christmas porridge with sauce or jam.

Can you make oatmeal the day before?

It’s going well! But it’s clearly best the day you do it. Rice porridge kept overnight in the fridge can easily be heated in a pot with milk.

Can you make vegetable rice porridge?

Yes you can. Replace butter, milk and cream with plant-based options.

the remnants of the plot are terrible

If you have leftovers, you can use rice porridge in one of the following dishes:

  • Kheer
  • Saffron pancakes from Gotland
  • Maltese pastry bread

rice porridge

Have you tried the rice porridge recipe? Please leave a comment!

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