Riz de Camargue
or Red Rice of
Camargue red rice is a relatively new variety of
rice cultivated in the wetlands of the Camargue region of
southern France. It is a short-grained and unmilled variety
of rice and is therefore quite sticky. It is a brownish-red
colour. It has an intense somewhat nutty taste and a
naturally chewy texture. Cooking time for this brand is
only 18 minutes depending on the amount of "bite" desired
after cooking. It is best cooked like a risotto rice; ie
sauteing in butter first, then adding small amounts of
water or stock until absorbed and repeating for the
duration of the cooking time. It is generally much more
filling than white rice, so less is needed per
of Chicken & Figs
with Camargue Red Rice Pilaf
Fricassee of chicken &
1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces, rinsed and dried
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup chicken stock
200g dried figs, halved
Mix the flour, paprika, salt and pepper together then coat
the chicken pieces with the mixture.
Heat the oil in a casserole and brown the chicken pieces
until golden. Add the wine and chicken stock, bring to the
boil, add the figs, then gently simmer covered for 30
minutes. Serve in wide bowls with some of the sauce and the
Camargue red rice
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup Camargue red rice (available from good
1 teaspoon salt
1@3/4 cups chicken stock or water
70g slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup flat-leafed parsley, coarsely chopped
In a medium saucepan heat the oil and gently sauté the
onion, celery and garlic until soft. Add the rice and stir
to coat in the oil. Add the salt, chicken stock or water
and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer,
cover and cook for 45 minutes then turn off the heat and
leave to steam for 10 minutes. Toss the almonds and parsley
through just before serving.
red rice salad with feta & pine
Camargue red rice
red wine vinegar
extra-virgin olive oil
feta cheese, cut into cubes
pine nuts, toasted
carrots, peeled and shredded
red onion, cut into half moons
flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
the rice until al dente, drain and rinse in cold
into a bowl and toss with the vinegar, oil and
remaining ingredients, toss again and spoon into
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