Kutia is a traditional ritual dish in Russia, which, among other things, is prepared for a wake, usually on the ninth and fortieth day.


Rice – 100 g

Water 400 ml

Raisins – 100 g

Honey – 3 tbsp.

Almonds – 50 g

  • 166 kCal
  • 1 hour

Cooking process

Kutia is a traditional ritual dish in Russia. Usually they prepare for all important Orthodox holidays. Prepare kutya also for the wake, usually on the ninth and fortieth day.

Memorial kutju usually cook from whole grains, more often – with rice and raisins. Be sure to add honey. You can additionally add dried apricots, prunes, nuts, candied fruits, poppy seeds.

Today I offer a recipe for cooking a memorial kutya with rice and raisins.

To cook kutya from rice with raisins for a wake, prepare all the ingredients on the list.

Ingredients for a memorial raisin from rice with raisins

Rice should be washed in seven waters, until the water is completely clear.

Rinse the rice.

After that, add 2 cups (400 ml) of boiling water and a pinch of salt to the rice and cook until ready. You can rinse the finished rice under running water so that it does not stick together. I did not do it, I have a rice holding a form.

Welded rice

We let the rice cool completely and then transfer it into a bowl.

Transfer the cooled rice to a bowl

We add raisins.

IMPORTANT: If your raisins are too dry, it is better to pre-pour boiling water for 15 minutes, then drain the water and dry the raisins. Then add the steamed raisins to the rice.

Stuffed raisins in rice

Now pour honey into the ham and mix well.

Infuse honey

IMPORTANT: kutju it is accepted to decorate necessarily with nuts, or candied fruits, or fruit.

A memorial platter of rice with raisins is ready.

Also kutya should either be carried to the church and consecrated, or sprinkled with the holy water prepared by kut.

Photo of a commemorative kutja from rice with raisins

Before you eat kutya, you should read the prayer and ask the Kingdom of Heaven for the departed or to whom you remember.

Usually kutuyu type a teaspoon and take three spoons of kutya, you can and more, but minimally – three.

Recipe for a commemorative rice cake with raisins