1 whole duck
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 sprigs rosemary
3 sprigs thyme
3 sprigs parsley
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 large onion, finely chopped
glug of olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups Arborio (or basmati) rice, rinsed
about 8 cups duck broth
300 g chouriço, sliced
black pitted olives
This dish brings back so many memories for me. Every Christmas my mother would make this for the whole family and it was always popular with everyone around the table. Besides this dish being seriously yummy, my favourite part has to be the sliced chouriço on top of the duck rice that gets all crispy from being in the oven.
Portugal born Joao Da Fonseca, a.k.a. J’Something, is known to millions of fans for his award winning hits as the lead singer and song writer of South African band Mi Casa.
J’Something has won multiple awards with Mi Casa, including 8 number 1 singles and 5 SAMA awards. They have hosted countless sold out shows in 31 African countries as well as in Portugal, UK, Netherlands, Italy, and Canada. In 2014 his passion for food and drink came to the fore culminating in two shows; Something’s Food & Drink and What’s for Dinner that reached over 18 000 000 viewers across South Africa in two years.
Currently together with David Higgs he hosts and judges the smash-hit My Kitchen Rules South Africa on MNet prime time. When not performing, J’Something can be found at Something’s Cooking by J, his first restaurant. The future is looking sweet for this humble, passionate, talented and creative mastermind.More About The Author
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