Easter is coming, and also this year we want to propose a menu to be enjoyed in family. We’ll start by a fresh and particular first course: wild rice, enriched with chicken and raisins and flavoured with fresh mint… With this mild climate, you may already be able to harvest some mints leafs from your garden! 🙂
The rice we’re using today is very aromatic and crispy, and comes from the Americas. You got to know, for tradition this rice was, and still is, harvested aboard canoes directly from the marshes on which it grows. The ears are beaten with a stick and some grains are thrown in the marshes to ensure the re-growth of the plants. For the natives this rice is sacred to the Gods and is seen as a link with nature. So eat it religiously! 🙂
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Wild rice with chicken, raisins and mint
- 400 g of wild rice
- 2 shallots
- 300 g of chicken breast
- 70 g of raisins
Soak the raisins in a bowl of warm water.
Finely chop the shallots and dice the chicken.
Heat a tablespoon of butter, fry the shallots and cook the chicken.
Squeeze the raisins and add them to the mixture.
In a pot of water, bring the rice to cook. It will take about 50 minutes, but you'd better check the package you bought.
Once the rice is cooked, drain it and add it to the chicken.
Add the mint and heat a few minutes on the fire.