Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wild Rice Medley with Braised Chicken in Balsamic-Fig Sauce
It's time to get back to cooking real meals. There have been times when I could plan an ambitious week-long menu stuffed with recipes to try. I never got to all of them. Now, I can barely think of something for tonight's dinner, let alone lunch and dinner for any other day this week. I've taken to making brief shopping trips almost every day to pick up just what I need.
This one was planned. In an effort to get back to making dinners, I have been flipping through some of my books. In the same book where I found my project, teff waffles, I found this lovely recipe for a wild rice medley with chicken and a delicious-sounding sauce. I planned to make it on a day when I had a lot of time (Friday), because a quick glance at the cooking times showed me that it was going to take a while (which it did - I was working on this for about 1.5 hours).
It was worth the work. I put a lot of time and effort into this and was rewarded with something delicious. I have never braised anything and it came out fine. We had a nice dinner out on the balcony :)