I can’t believe it’s only 3 days left of 2015 – as always, the year have flown by so fast. This means that this is the last of the “Christmas-food” posts for this year, ending with the one thing I can’t celebrate Christmas without; Ris á la Malta. This is the one thing I ask my mom to make for me every year, since hers is out of this world.


I believe this dish is from Denmark from the beginning, they have something called Risalamande which is really similar but with bitter almonds and a sweet cherry sauce instead of oranges. The name comes from the french “Riz à l’amande” meaning rice with almonds and it have nothing to do with the island Malta.

It’s tradition to hide one almond within it and tradition say that the lucky one that finds it will meet their true love within a year. Other families have a tradition that the lucky one gets a “almond gift” instead.


You will need;
1 batch of Santa’s porridge, cold
1 cup of heavy cream
4 tbs icing sugar
0,5 tsp vanilla extract 
1 almond
1 orange or 2 clementines

And it’s so easy, do this;
Whip the heavy cream until it forms soft peaks and fold it in the Santa’s porridge. Stir in the icing sugar and vanilla extract. 

Cut the peel of the orange or clementines and cut it into segments. Fold them into the Ris á la Malta and enjoy. 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I am thoroughly enjoying your family traditions and food traditions. This looks absolutely divine. Happy New Year Petra, I hope you have a good one. And, a happy New Year to Crumbles, of course 🙂


    1. Thank you, that makes me really happy to hear! Happy new year to you too, I hope the new year only have good things in store for you! 🙂


  2. sheryloben says:

    I never had them with oranges. Hmm. I am curious! 🙂


    1. Oh try it! Gives a surprise of freshness in all the rich rice 🙂


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