Episode 15: ‘Cabidela’ rice

Ingredients

  • 1 rooster of the yellow chicken (“galinha amarela”) breed
  • 1 onion chourizo from Melgaço
  • 800 g minced onions
  • 800 g long-grain rice
  • 300 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 500 ml red wine
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 l chicken broth
  • 50 g minced garlic
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 ‘gindungo’ chili pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Preparation

Reserve the rooster’s blood and giblets. To prevent it from coagulating, add 50 ml of red wine vinegar. The day before, chop the rooster into pieces and prepare a ‘vinha-d’alhos’ (marinade) with red wine, extra virgin olive oil, salt, garlic, bay leaves, black pepper and parsley.
Braise the minced onion and garlic in extra virgin olive oil.
Add the rooster and let braise for 30 minutes. Add the chicken broth (preferably from old chicken). Add the giblets, the whole onion chourizo (so that it doesn’t break apart and add too much flavour), the bay leaves, the parsley and the ‘gindungo’ chili pepper.
Braise on low heat for about one hour. Add the long-grain rice and let cook for about 18 minutes.
Rectify the salt seasoning.
Add the blood, mixing well, and let cook for about 2 minutes.
Finish with the red wine vinegar and serve.
Enjoy.
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CHEF RENATO CUNHA
LOCAL VILA NOVA DE FAMALICÃO
REGION MINHO
Wine: 4 Castas 2015
Olive Oil: Esporão Selecção

Download the recipe here.