Slowcooker Danish Rice Pudding – Risalamande
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Having risalamande or Danish rice pudding every Christmas was one of my favorite memories. I loved the taste of it and, as a kid, finding the almond before the rest of my family was probably the most competition I could handle. The funny part about it was that my cousins did not like it. I vividly remember my cousins trying to choke and gag it down and then they would still get the whole almond and get the prize. I would get so mad! YOU DIDN’T EVEN LIKE IT! When we were kids, the gift for finding the almond was much bigger and exciting than it really is meant to be. It really is meant to be a small little prize – a marzipan pig, chocolate orange, or little game.
I love how food can trigger so many memories and bring back so much nostalgia. Now my mom makes it every year for her Christmas aebleskiver and glog party for her friends. By making it in a slowcooker, it takes a lot of the hard work and stress of having to stand around the stove. This is a dessert that is best made the day before as well so that the rice has time to cool. Then all you have to do is make the whipped cream to fold in and warm some cherry pie filling on the stove.
Since slowcookers are all a little bit different, the first time making it, just occasionally keep an eye and stir. Some slowcooker’s high setting can burn while others is really low. This is the slowcooker we both have, Hamilton Beach Set N’Forget Programmable Slowcooker. I also suggest using slowcooker liners. It makes easy cleanup and adds another layer of protection against possible burning. These are the liners that we use and like, Reynolds Slowcooker Liners. Also if you cannot find arborio rice in a store, you can buy it online.
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