Wild Rice Blinis with Herring Tartare

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Salads, soups, desserts…What else could wild rice possibly be made into?

How about a patty?

Makes 10 servings.

  • 4 cups California wild rice, cooked
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper to taste
  • sunflower oil
  • 1 ounce fresh chives
  • 14 ounces herring fillets; drained and minced
  • 1/3 cup minced shallots
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
Cooking Instructions:

Mix wild rice, herbs, eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Form into 30 patties; fry in oil until crisp.

Chop enough chives to yield 5 Tablespoons; cut remainder into 2 cm lengths.

Mix herring and shallots, spoon onto serving plates; sprinkle with chopped chives.

Arrange 3 blinis on each plate; garnish with chive pieces and a dollop of sour cream.


Compliments of California Wild Rice Advisory Board
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Our Chef's Circle is continually developing new recipes and uses for wild rice especially with you, the professional chef, in mind.