Here is a recipe that will have most of you clicking away but I am feeling brave and posting it anyway because, when my brother and I were little, we used to beg my mother to make Chicken Liver Rice for us and now my daughter loves it and eats it so well. I used to prepare it on the stove but nowadays it is just so easy with the Thermomix (well, now that I have mastered it, the first few attempts were rather mushily interesting!).
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Thermomix Chicken Liver Rice
Serves as many as you'd like really, just increase amounts proportionally
- 1 onion
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 small courgette
- 1 red pepper (or yellow, green or orange, according to your taste)
- 20 g extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) or your preferred oil
- 400 g chicken livers, washed and trimmed of any white/yellowy bits as best as possible, don't chop them, leave them as big as whole as possible
- Half an MC of white wine (you could use red too or even no wine at all)
- 130 g risotto rice for 2 people / 200 g for 3 people
- 500 g hot chicken stock if using 130 g rice / 600 g if using 200 g, keep increasing proportionally according to your needs
1. Add 1 onion, 1 medium carrot, 1 garlic clove to the Thermomix bowl: 5 seconds, speed 5.
2. Add 1 small courgette + 1 red pepper: 2 seconds, speed 5.
3. Add the 20 g EVOO (or your preferred oil): Varoma, 5 minutes, speed 1.
4. Add the 400 g chicken livers + half an MC of white wine: Varoma, 3 minutes, REVERSE, soft speed.
5. Add your desired amount of rice: Varoma, 2 minutes + REVERSE + soft speed.
6. Add a proportional amount of chicken stock + a few twists of black pepper and salt if using: 18 minutes, Varoma, REVERSE, soft speed.
Optional: you can add a bit of tomato purée or a tablespoon of chopped tomatoes, I tend to add it when I remember but it can be added either in step 3 or step 4 really.
Tip: add a few drops of Worcestershire sauce if you would like to enhance the flavour.