Easy Danish Rice Pudding Recipe (Risengrød) Is a Cinnamon Lover's Dream by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Danish Rice Pudding Recipe (Risengrød) Is a Cinnamon Lover's Dream

Risengrød (rice pudding) is a traditional dish in Denmark, where it is served throughout December, especially around Christmas. We think this Danish rice pudding recipe is too good to just eat in December. 

Creamy and loaded with cinnamon, this easy rice pudding recipe may be your family's new favorite dessert or breakfast all year long.

Cuisine: Danish
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1 cup short-grain rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 4 cups milk


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • butter, for serving 

Here's how to make it: 

  • Put the rice, water and salt into a saucepot. Let it boil for 2 minutes.
  • Add the milk. Cover and let simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring often. 
  • While the rice simmers, combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.  
  • Spoon the pudding into bowls and top with a pat of butter and a generous amount of cinnamon sugar. 

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Donna John
Rice pudding reminds me of my Grandpa. He loved it.
Elisa Schmitz
So simple, yet so delicious. Sometimes, you just need an old-fashioned rice pudding, Donna John !
So many cultures have a rice pudding recipe. Love this one. 😋

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