9 Sept 2012


If you visit Helsinki and want to do something authentic, go to Hakaniementori and get a plate of riisipuuro from one of the market's outdoor cafes.

Riisipuuro is basically rice cooked in milk, a kind of porridge (like a Finnish version of the Spanish arroz con leche), served warm with a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon.

from here
Autumn seems to be around the corner, and this is the ultimate breakfast for this time of the year... specially when it is dark and rainy like today.

For the ones that do not plan to visit Helsinki any time soon, here is the Riisipuuro recipe to try it out at home:

Riisipuuro recipe


2dl water
2 tsp butter
2 dl rice
1l milk
a bit of salt
cinnamon powder


1. Put the water and butter to boil.
2. Add milk and rice.
3. Mix well* until it starts to boil.
4. Turn down the heat and mix until the boiling stops.
5. Add salt to taste.
6. Remove from the heat and serve while it's still warm.
7. Sprinkle each plate with sugar and cinnamon.

*Remember to mix all the way to the bottom, so that the porridge does not burn.

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