Miso glazed pears & rice porridge

“December 15th Buttery miso glazed pears with rice porridge”

We arrived back from Spain over the weekend and we are making the most of trying to adjust to Christmas mode. We picked up a beautiful tree yesterday and have started drinking glögi and listened to plenty of Christmas songs. Before we left for Spain, we had some snow in Helsinki but as of now, it has been washed away with the rain. We managed to make the most of the snowy weather and take a forest walk to pick some material from the woods (for wreaths etc) and enjoyed some rice porridge in the all white forest. I glazed some small pears with a miso infused buttery sauce that is a delicious topping for the porridge.

Miso glazed Pears

  • 1 ripe pear halved
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon miso paste

Rice Porridge

  • 2 dl water
  • 2dl rice porridge
  • 1l milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Melt the butter on a pan and add the honey, bay leaf and miso paste. Add the halved pears (flat surface facing down) into the frying pan and cook gently (with lid on) for about 10 minutes. You can occasionally turn the pears to the other side so they ripen throughout.

To make the rice porridge, add the water, cinnamon stick and rice to a saucepan. Let it gently cook until the water has dissolved into the rice. Then add the milk and let it cook gently for 45minutes stirring occasionally. Add some salt. Once you serve a portion, make sure to pour the butter sauce from the pears on top of the porridge for delicious sweet flavour.

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