Danish Rice Pudding W/Raspberry Sauce (Ris a La Mande)

60 mins (prep 60)
11 ingredients
8 servings
This is the traditional Danish Christmas dessert, served on Dec 24 before we walk around the Christmas tree and sing carols. The texture of the rice pudding is somewhat coarse due to the chopped up almonds. A whole blanched almond is placed in the dish and whoever gets this almond wins the almond present. This game is loved by young and old with everybody guessing who has the almond. Usually it is not revealed until all of the dish is gone. The dish can of course be served any time throughout the year but you will be hard pressed to find it on any other date if in Denmark. I blanch the almonds and chop by knife; freshly blanched almonds have a fresher flavour I find.

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  • 8 tablespoons arborio rice (it must be this kind of rice)
  • 4 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla sugar (do not use vanilla extract, you can find the sugar in the baking aisle, the flavour will be complete)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup almonds, finely chopped using knife (if you use a food processor you should aim for a coarse texture, as the almonds give the dish its te)
  • 2 1/4 cups whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or more)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


Serving Size (67.96 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 281.31 Calories from Fat 133.56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.84g 182.7%
Saturated Fat 1.15g 45.81%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.04mg 0.35%
Total Carbohydrate 32.7g 87.21%
Dietary Fiber 4.13 g 132.08%
Sugars 14.16 g %
Protein 7.22g 115.54%
Vitamin A 0.59IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 80.39mg% Iron 1.74mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
low-fat milk, vanilla sugar, whipping cream, frozen raspberries