Cooking in Thedas: Morrigan’s Wilder Rice

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Alistair_and_Morrigan_bicker_spoiler_alert_I get the impression that when Alistair asks Morrigan whether she can cook, she would rather find poisonous things and feed those to him instead. Still, her knowledge of the wilds plants would give her an advantage over the castle-and-chantry raised Warden. Regardless of her personal feelings she would have to eat as well. I came up with dish by asking the older folks what they remember as being easily sourced wild plants and weeds – one and all they called asparagus an annoying weed. I selected parsley and dill as the complimentary flavors largely based on the fact that if you plant your asparagus in a home garden and you plant parsley and dill on either side, you will have an effective deterrent for many wild creatures.

Morrigan’s Wilder Rice
4 oz. Wild Rice, dry
9 oz. Carrots
12 oz. Asparagus
1/4 cup Parsley, chopped
Fresh Dill, 5-6 sprigs

1. Cook wild rice according to package directions.

I forgot to take a picture of the wild rice cooking. Be aware that wild rice takes about an hour to cook.

I forgot to take a picture of the wild rice cooking. Be aware that wild rice take about an hour to cook.

2. Place asparagus and carrots into a skillet and just cover with water. Bring water to boil to cook the carrots and asparagus. Asparagus will cook completely faster than the carrots.

carrotsandasparagus

You may want to start your carrots sooner than your asparagus. I take my asparagus out, shock it, and then cut it.

3. Remove from pan and rinse. Cut the carrots and asparagus into bite-sized pieces. Return to skillet.

4. Add cooked wild rice to combine.

5. To prepare dill either chop or use spice-mill. Add dill and parsley to skillet.

wilderricecooked

Once all ingredients have been combined, heat on medium-low until warm.

6. Heat until warm.

Serves 4.

Calories: 143.8
Total Fat: .3g
Saturated Fat: .1g
Polyunsaturated Fat: .1g
Monosaturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 21.3mg
Potassium: 379.9mg
Total Carbohydrate: 29.6g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 1.6g
Protein: 6.6g

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