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Roe stew accompanied by Basmati rice
( Capriolo con riso Basmati )

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Here it is a very particular dish! Roe is accompanied with Basmati rice and a wildberry jam without sugar: a successful dish! Perfect for your special event menus.

difficulty: easy

time: 1hour 50 minutes

calories: 456 (kCal)

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • To cook and marinate roe meat
  • 500g (1.1 pounds) boned roe, cut into pieces
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 leeks
  • 3 to 4 fresh young onions
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons powdered cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 100ml (3 1/3 fluid ounces) pear grappa
  • Red wine for marinating
  • Wildberry jam without sugar
  • Salt
  • To cook rice
  • 200g (7 ounces) Basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
easy recipe
preparation: 20 minutes
plus marinating time
cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
total: 1hour 50 minutes
How many calories in a serving?
Calories: 456 (kcal) 23 % - 1909 (kJ)
Protein: 34.7 (g) 70 % GDA
Total fat: 15.4 (g) 23 % GDA
Total carbohydrate: 45.1 (g) 17 % GDA
Sugars: 8.6 (g) 10 % GDA

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Roe stew recipe

Preparation and cooking

  • - The day before. You can also use frozen venison. In this case you have to thaw up meat before marinating.
    Marinate roe in red wine for a night in a cool place. Marinating meat is very important for eliminating its wild taste.
  • - The day after remove all meat pieces from wine, pat dry them with absorbent kitchen paper and put apart.
  • - Chop finely carrots, leeks, onion and celery and place in a non-stick frying pan together with olive oil. Add roe pieces and let all fry slightly, few minutes.
  • - Then pour in grappa and let it evaporate.
  • - Add all aromatic herbs, cinnamon and cloves. Cover with hot water.
    Season to taste with salt and cook over a medium heat, half-covered, turning up roe pieces now and then.
    It's difficult tosay how much time is necessary for cooking.
    In any case meat must be tender.
    Add other hot water, if necessary

Just before serving

  • - If you have chopped very finely your vegetables, you have only to let all cooking juice is reduced very well.
    On the contrary you have to purée it. Remove meat pieces from the pan, purée all cooking juice and then place again meat in the pan and flavor all very well.
  • - Before serving, cook Basmati rice following the instructions on the package.
    Dress it with parsley, chives and olive oil.
    Arrange rice, roe pieces and jam on every dish.
    Place other jam in a little bowl on the table.
    Roe and rice must be served hot.



  • - This roe dish can be prepared in advance and rice cooked in few minutes while you're setting up the table and warm up meat.
    All these last steps need 20-30 minutes. So if you plan well all, you can prepare a great meal without spending too much time in cooking.

Menu planning

  • - It's a refined dish you can prepare all year and an excellent idea for your Christmas menu.
  • - You can finish your meal with a fruit salad or another light dessert.

Healthy eating

  • - Jam is not included in nutrition facts of this roe dish.
  • - Fiber per serving: 5 grams (daily intake is 30 grams)


What's the right wine for " Roe stew accompanied by Basmati rice "?

My husband and I serve always Barolo (red wine from Piedmont) with roe stew.