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swedish rice pudding in a bowl

Swedish Rice Pudding (Risgrynsgröt)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Swedish
Keyword christmas, rice, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 cup Swedish pudding rice or arborio rice
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 almond


  • Rinse under cold water to remove all starch until water runs clear. Add rice, water, butter, salt and one cinnamon stick to a medium-sized pot.
  • Cook rice on medium-high heat. Bring the rice mixture to a boils. Next, reduce heat to medium-low and reduce to a simmer
  • Cook the rice for about 10 minutes. The liquid should all be absorbed.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs. Add the sugar, vanilla and salt and whisk.
  • Add the milk mixture to the rice. Stir frequently to avoid the eggs setting. Bring pudding to a simmer then cook for an additional 30 minutes. The pudding will be thick and creamy.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1 almond.