Chef’s Circle

Master Chefs bringing California Wild Rice Recipes into the spotlight

The Monterey Peninsula-a world-renowned tourist spot located a hundred miles south of San Francisco-is truly blessed as being one of the greatest food regions in the world. With its natural beauty, abundant resources and culinary talent, this area creates a perfect stage to showcase one of California’s most versatile crops: Wild Rice. Enjoy these exceptional California Wild Rice recipes created by some of Monterey Peninsula’s top chefs.

Visit the USA- Grown Rice for Culinary Professionals page for your one-stop culinary resource for menuing rice.

Monterey Chef Series

    

Chef de Cuisine Jérôme Viel
Will’s Fargo Dining House and Saloon
Carmel Valley, California
Chef Bio

Roasted Rack of Lamb with California Wild Rice
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Executive Chef Brandon Chase Miller
Stokes Restaurant & Bar
Monterey, California
Chef Bio

Rabbit Roulade Stuffed with California Wild Rice
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Executive Chef Colin Moody
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, California
Chef Bio

Gingered California Wild Rice and Papaya Salad
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California Wild Rice Crepes with Chili Lime Shrimp
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Executive Chef Craig von Foerster
Sierra Mar at Post Ranch
Big Sur, California
Chef’Bio

California Wild Rice, Arugula, Grapefruit and Toasted Pecans
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Pork Loin with California Wild Rice
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Executive Chef Kurt Grasing
Grasing’s Coastal Cuisine & Carmel Chop House
Carmel, California
Chef Bio

Duck with California Wild Rice
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Sacramento Chef Series

    

Executive Chef Shawn Menard
Chops Steakhouse & Seafood Restaurant Sacramento, CA

California Wild Rice and Roast Duck Salad
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 Chef Bernard Bruin & Chef Joshua Rabbie
Chef Partners, La Provence Restaurant & Terrace
Roseville, California

California Wild Rice and Pumpkin Gratin
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Executive Chef Lina Fat
California Fats
Old Sacramento, CA

Artichokes Stuffed with Chicken & California Wild Rice
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Founding Chefs

The founding members of the Chefs Advisory Board (and their recipes) are:

Master Chef Michael Rech
California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, CA

California Wild Rice Polenta Cakes
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Chef Elisabeth Schwarz
Corporate Chef, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

California Wild Rice Risotto Cakes
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Master Chef Martin Yan, PBS
TV’s “Yan Can Cook,” Foster City, CA

Cornish Hens with California Wild Rice Stuffing
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Executive Chef Lina Fat
California Fats, Old Sacramento, CA

Artichokes Stuffed with Chicken & California Wild Rice
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Nothing warms the heart and soothes the soul like a steamy bowl of soup on a cold winter's day.  It's guaranteed to chase the winter blues away.

Wild Rice Winter Soups:

Our Chef's Circle is continually developing new recipes and uses for wild rice especially with you, the professional chef, in mind.

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