In my ovanligt post I referred to school lunches and that rice pudding was my favorite. In researching pictures and recipes for this post, I realized a much better translation is rice porridge. The Swedish word is: risgrynsgröt.
Reese (as in Witherspoon) + green's + gr + e (as in um..err) + t
In learning this word, you've actually learned three Swedish words. It's another example of Swedes making long, compound words instead of using adjectives.
Ris = rice
gryn = grain
gröt = porridge
Ricegrainsporridge. Delish! It's sweet, and creamy, absolutely perfect served with whole milk, and cinnamon and sugar. Here's a sample recipe. I picked a fairly simple one. Farmor's recipe was cooked more like risotto where you stir in a bit more milk every few minutes or so while continuously stirring. It's a labor of love. My mother always tried to make it faster and with less effort, until she gave up and realized that my Farmor's way was much better. She still makes it for me every year.
Those Swedes are always trying to help you find true love, because when you make this treat, you put a whole almond in it. Legend says, whoever gets the almond will be the next to marry. I guess if you eat this before bed, find the almond, put the seven flowers under your pillow (see Midsommar post) then you'll not only dream of your true love, but find him before anyone else finds theirs! Worth a shot anyway ;-)
Does your family have a special treat that unique to your family? What's the history of it? I'd love to hear about some of your favorites.