Monday, October 18, 2010

Great side dish - Mixed blend rice with artichokes

I think I'm having an artichoke experience as many of my recipes call for this wonderful vegetable.  Obviously I love the taste but I also love how versatile they are.   This is one of my off the cuff recipes where I just started cooking and this is what evolved.   It was delicious so I knew I needed to share...

Mixed blend rice with artichokes

Ingredients:
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 C Royal Blend Rice (Texmati white, brown, wild and red)
  • 3 C chicken stock
  • 1 can artichoke quarters, drained
  • salt and pepper
Directions:   In a large saute pan, heat your olive oil over med high heat and saute the shallots until soft, about 5 minutes.   Add the uncooked rice and saute for an additional 3 - 4 minutes or until you hear crackling sounds.   Add the 3 C chicken stock and reduce the heat to med - low.   Add the quartered artichoke hearts and continue to cook until 97% of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.   Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

4 comments:

Suchitra said...

Really loved it! loved the artichokes touch with rice.

The Mom Chef said...

That looks fantastic. I love anything artichoke so I can't wait to try this!

Kristin King - Norfolk Cooking Examiner said...

Great idea considering I have a bag of frozen artichoke hearts in the freezer. I've been debating on what to do with them - this is it! :) Thanks!

Becky said...

This is a new twist on rice pilaf, and I love artichokes!