• Diary of a Swim Mom

The Perfect Swimmer Treat ~ Swedish Winter Rice Pudding

Updated: Aug 29, 2019



This traditional Swedish Christmas time treat is delicious all year long.

1 cup water

1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice

A dash of salt

4 cups milk

2/3 cup sugar, divided

2 eggs

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cherry Sauce

1 ½ Cups Canned Cherries And Half The Syrup Or Fresh Cherries and ½ Cup Water

3 Tbsp Sugar

Juice Of 1 Whole Fresh Lime (to taste)

1 Tbsp Butter

1 Tbsp Cornstarch (Dissolved in ¼ Cup Water)

½ Tsp Vanilla


In small saucepan cook cherries and the syrup. Stir in sugar, butter and lemon juice. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixture stirring constantly until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.


In a heavy saucepan, combine the water, rice and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Add milk and 1/3 cup sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until slightly thickened.


Whisk together eggs and remaining sugar. Gradually stir 2 cups hot rice mixture into the egg mixture; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over low heat for 3-5 minutes until mixture reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla.

Pour into a serving bowls. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled.


Serve pudding cold with warm cherry sauce.

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