Carrot Gratin Recipe
Carrot Gratin
Flavors of Finland
Total time: more than 2 hours

Prep. time: 40 minutes
Cooking time for the carrots: 20 minutes
Total cooking time for the gratin: 90 minutes
Oven temperature: 180°C / 350°F

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
Gratins, dishes baked until they have a deliciously browned surface, are a special part of the Finnish Christmas meal. Moreover, they are extremely practical for the cook since they can be made ahead of time; in fact their flavour improves when they are reheated.

Tip: keeps well in a cool place for two to three days

Dor 10 servings

- 200 ml / 4/5 cup rice
- 400 ml / 1 3/5 cups water
- 120 ml / 1/2 cup milk
- 3 Tsp. salt
- 1.5 kg / 3 lb. carrots
- 200 ml / 4/5 cup milk or milk and cream
- 50 g / 3 Tbsp. butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 Tsp. grated nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 Tsp. salt

For gratiné
- Butter and breadcrumbs
  1. Bring the water and 120 ml of milk to a boil and add the rice; cook until the mixture begins to thicken slightly.
  2. Peel and grate the carrots.
  3. Add the grated carrots, 200 ml of milk, melted butter, eggs and seasonings to the rice.
  4. Pour the mixture into a buttered baking dish; sprinkle with the bread crumbs and dot with butter.
  5. Bake in a preheated 180°C / 350°F oven until nicely browned on top, about 70 minutes.
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