I wanted to make something to go with the beef stew. This pottage of rice, or rice porridge, was nice surprise. It tasted very good!

Pottage of Rice (serves 4)

Laud MS. 553, Volume I

Take you rice, wash them clean, seethe them until it break; let them cool, put thereto almond milk, or of cow, color it with saffron, salt it & give forth.

My thoughts:

4 dl water

4 dl rice

2 dl milk

pinch of saffron


Bring water to boil and add the rice and saffron to water. Stir and let boil for about 5 minutes. Add milk, stir and boil briefly. Remove from the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes with lid on until the rice is cooked and the liquid disappeared. Season it with salt.