Jumbo Seared Scallops and Wild Rice
This is a perfect combination – Jumbo Seared Scallops and Wild Rice.
If you have access to a fresh fish market like we do in Seattle, jumbo sea scallops are pretty easy to find. Searing scallops is a perfect way to prepare scallops. This recipe is simple to make but has a complex flavor. Wild rice if full of nutrients and the scallops will compliment its buttery texture. Let me walk you through the simple steps to make this fantastic dish.
Start by adding some flavorful vegetable broth to a medium sized pot
Next, add some extra virgin olive oil to a cast iron pan. I like to add a few tablespoons of pastured raised ghee.
Add your red onion. I like to chop half of the onion and cut the other half in half-moon shape. Cook down the onion until translucent. 3-5 minutes later, add chopped garlic
Stir your rice often to ensure it doesn’t burn. Once rice is fully cooked (usually 30 minutes or so). Add rice to your onion mixture in the cast iron pan.
Plate your wild rice in the center of the dinner plate. Make sure to pat your scallops until they are fully dry
Now its time to sear your scallops. Make sure they are dry, add some pasture raised ghee to your cast iron. Place the scallops on the hot surface. You’ll want to sear each side for 2-3 minutes. Don’t move the scallops once you place them. This will give your scallops that perfect brown sear.
Finally, plate your scallops around the wild rice. I typically give 2-3 per person. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!
I like to add a salad or grilled veggies as a side. Check out our recipes for more inspiration.