The combination of cheeks with rice and red Rioja wine, for example, is a perfect and tasty dish for both a casual meal or for a more elaborate dinner. It is suitable for the whole family, as it has the necessary nutrients for both children and adults. The recipe is for four people:
- 2 veal cheeks
- 250 gr of rice
- 1 onion
- 3 carrots
- 1 leek
- 1 glass of red wine
- Oil, salt and a pepper
- 1 liter of water
- A few sprigs of rosemary, basil or parsley
Start cutting the cheek pieces but it is always better to aks the butcher to do it first. Then cut the carrot and leek and introduce it in a pot with a bit of oil.
When hot, add it to the same pot as the cheek, throw red wine (you can buy cheap Rioja red wine, in this case the quality of the wine does not have a major impact on the finale dish) water and let boil for about 40 minutes. We recommend going looking, uncovering or tasting the mixture as needed.
When cool, crush the vegetables and put the cheek in a bowl. In a pan put the onion and throw the rice, broth and salt. Let it cook 20 minutes stirring so that the rice does not stick.
Once the cheek is cut, we put them in a pan with a little oil, along with selected spices, rosemary, parsley, basil … add it to the pan and mix with rice for approximately 10 minutes. Now we can serve with a garnish of spices, a branch of parsley or rosemary to give a green touch to the dish.
Certain broth and stews can be indigestible if they get too cold, so don?t wait too long! If children do not end up being comfortable with the dish, rice can be substituted for thin cubes of fries, or a little puree, you will prepare this dish faster.
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