Manchego & California Wild Rice Arancini with Avocado Dip
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 quarts water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil over high heat. Add California wild rice; reduce heat, and simmer for about 1 hour, or until tender.
In the work bowl of a food processor, process half of rice until coarsely chopped.
In a medium bowl, combine chopped rice, remainder of cooked rice, parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 tablespoons flour, salt and white pepper to taste. Form mixture into 7 (1.5-ounce) balls.
In a shallow dish, lightly beat eggs. In a separate shallow dish, combine remaining 1/2 cup flour, breadcrumbs, and parsley. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Coat wild rice arancinis in beaten egg; dredge in flour mixture.
In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 2 inches; heat to 360˚. Fry arancinis for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
Wild Rice Month
September is National Wild Rice Month and National Whole Grains Month. Visit our friends at Whole Grain Council to find health benefits, cooking tips and recipes, historical/cultural facts, and more.
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