Country Rabbit and Broken Rice Grits

Tender white meat rabbit and flavorful grits
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Chef Nick Melvin of Venkman’s

“Rabbit is the ‘chicken of the field’ and one of my favorite white meats to prepare. They are one of the healthiest game meats around.” – Chef Nick Melvin of Venkman’s in Atlanta

4
Servings
599
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup chicken broth
  • 4 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup golden raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground pickling spice
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt, kosher
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 Pound slab bacon, cut into lardons
  • 4 confit rabbit hind leg quarters
  • 1 ancho chile, seeded
  • 2 1/3 Cups peeled carrots
  • 2 Cups diced red bell pepper
  • 2 Cups yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 1/2 Cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons grated ginger
  • Toasted almonds (for garnish)
  • Mixed herbs (for garnish)
  • Server over Carolina gold rice grits

Directions

In a large pot, heat ¼ cup vegetable oil.  Once hot, add bacon lardons and cook over medium high heat until rendered and almost crispy.

Add onion, garlic, peppers, crushed tomatoes, ginger, and spices.  Cook until caramelized

Add chicken stock and cider vinegar and simmer for approximately 30 minutes.

Serve over crispy confit rabbit and rice grits, garnishing with toasted almonds and fresh dill and mint.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
49%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
65g
50%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
60mg
80%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
154mg
15%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
51µg
13%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
166mg
24%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
944mg
63%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
237g
9%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Rabbit Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

Rabbit Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!