Rice porridge in the microwave with apple and plum compote and almonds


Freezer friendly

( 2 adults and 2 kids )

  • Rice porridge
  • 300 mlwater
  • 0.5 tbspbutter
  • 250 gramsporridge rice
  •  salt
  • 1500 mlmilk
  • Apple/plum compote
  • plum
  • apples
  • 1 tbspwater
  • 1 tspground cinnamon
  • 2 tspvanilla sugar
  • 1 tbspsugar
  • Topping
  • 50 gramsalmonds*
  • 4 tbspsugar
  • 1 tspground cinnamon
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Aaat laaast... December's here! Rice porridge for dinner is a Scandinavian winter stable – that we LOVE! Here's an extra speedy version, cooked in the microwave, which just needs a couple of stirrings. If you don't have a microwave, we suggest making our equally delicious traditional rice porridge in a pot. Be aware that the cook time can vary depending on the type of porridge rice. Enjoy!


Rice porridge

1. Add water, butter, rice and some salt to a glass bowl that's safe to go in the microwave. Cover with a glass lid or a plate and run the microwave for 5 minutes on the highest power.

2. Remove the bowl (carefully – it may be hot), add milk and stir well. Give it another 7 minutes on full blast, by which time the milk should be starting to boil – if not, give it a bit extra. Remove the porridge and stir well. Lower the power to half and let the porridge continue to cook for about 22 minutes, until runny and delicious.

Apple-plum compote

3. Meanwhile, wash the plums and apples and remove the pits and seeds. Cut into wedges and add to a pot of water, cinnamon, vanilla sugar and sugar. Bring to the boil and pop a lid on. Let the compote simmer for about 10-15 minutes. It's okay for it to have a bit of bite. 'Season' to taste with a pinch of sugar.


4. Finally, toast almonds on a dry pan and mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

5. Serve the porridge with plum compote, toasted almonds and topped with vanilla sugar. Enjoy!


Tasks for kids in the kitchen: Let your kids help cut apples and plums into wedges. They can also mix the cinnamon sugar and set the table.

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