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Black Venus in My Kitchen

The idea of playing with lesser common ingredients has always intrigued me. Not that I'd consider going totally bizarre on you, but certainly working with products and flavors that are harder to find I am seeing as culinary fun.

Today I decided on experimenting a bit with Falasco Black Venus (Venere) Rice and using it as a base for saffron scallop dish.

Cooking the rice was something different due to its low starch content.  The process was a cross of risotto making, and paella. Cooking time, extended well into an hour for the rice alone , and the entire dish did  take an additional 30 minutes.

End result -  a great new dish .  The Queen was super happy , and so was I


Falasco Venus Black Rice

Black Venus Rice and Saffron Scallops


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