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Venus rice


"I recently had the Venus rice at Ruby Red Flamingo. Amazing! Would you please request the recipe?"
Aimee Yee, Glenelg, SA

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You'll need

320 gm (2 cups) black rice (see note) 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve 1 golden shallot, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely diced 800 gm (about 4) cleaned squid tubes, thinly sliced into rings 250 ml (1 cup) vegetable stock 125 ml dry white wine 4 zucchini, coarsely chopped 200 gm podded peas (about 350gm unpodded) 100 gm cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup each (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley and basil

Method

  • 01
  • Bring rice and 500ml water to the boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender (10-12 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside covered to steam (5-10 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add shallot and garlic and sauté until translucent (2-4 minutes). Add squid and stock and simmer until squid is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated (15-20 minutes). Season to taste, deglaze pan with wine, add zucchini and peas and simmer until tender (5-7 minutes). Stir in rice and simmer, stirring occasionally, until warmed through (5-7 minutes). Add tomato, herbs and a drizzle of oil, and serve.

Note Black rice is available at Asian supermarkets and select grocery stores.


At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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Apr 2015

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