Scandinavian Rice Pudding Recipe 

 Originally Written: January 28, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Hanna Trafford

I thought that I have all the possible rice pudding variations recipes on this website – but I was wrong. My friend Sverre from Norway sent me a message – subject: You gotta try this! He was kind enough to include personal experience notes – and that makes it special. I am going to try it soon but I wanted to share this recipe with everyone, because it sure looks awesome!

The original recipe is posted on: https://www.mirabilis.ca/recipes/riskrem.html

And here are Sverre’s comments – and what do you know – his “slight” change to the recipe by adding chillies – really? Honestly – I can’t wait to try this one!

Direct from Sverre:

I have no idea why they insist on using a double boiler, a regular sauce pan will do just fine.

 A tip is to precook the rice in equal amounts of water, then cook until water is absorbed, before adding the milk. This prevents the rice to stick to the bottom.

 Definitely drop the almond extract and use real vanilla in the whipped cream instead.

 The Danish version is typically served with cherry sauce, while the Norwegian is served with strawberry jam (home made, obviously ;-)).

 This Christmas I tried it with a twist: Orange syrup with vanilla and chili:


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod (just the seeds)
  • 1/2 mild chili, no seeds

 Bring to boil and let reduce to a syrup. Sample syrup and remove chili when you have sufficient “punch”. It’s not supposed to be hot in any way, only add a little extra to the syrup.

 Add zest of 1 orange, then set to cool in the fridge

 Enjoy 🙂


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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