Black Japonica Ravioli with Bleu Cheese Cream

Quick Information

Time
1.5hr
Serves
6
Calories
620
Vegetarian
Recipe

Recipe

Ingredients

1 tbsp. butter

¼ cup chopped walnuts

1 cup Lundberg Family Farms Black Japonica Rice

2½ cups water

2 tsp. vegetable bouillon crystals (or 2 cubes)

1 tbsp. finely minced parsley

2 tbsp. minced green onion

½ tsp. dried Italian herbs

1 clove garlic

48 refrigerated wonton wrappers (a 12oz. pkg. contains 50)

egg wash (1 egg yolk & 1 tbsp. water)

4 quarts salted water

Sauce: 

2 tbsp. butter

1 cup whipping cream

4oz. cream cheese

1oz. crumbled bleu cheese

Garnish: 

2 tbsp. finely slice green onions

parsley sprigs

1 tbsp. minced sweet red pepper or pimento for color (optional)

Preparation

In 2 quart saucepan with lid, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir walnuts into butter, cooking until nuts are lightly toasted. Remove nuts with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add Black Japonica™, water, bouillon crystals, parsley, onion, herbs and garlic to saucepan. Bring mixture to a full boil over high heat. Stir, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 45 to 50 minutes until grains “bloom” and water is absorbed. Stir in reserved toasted walnuts. (Mixture may be made ahead and refrigerated at this point, but does not need to be. The warm rice may be used.) Remove from heat and allow to sit 15 minutes as you prepare wonton wrappers.

Bring salted water to a full boil in a large kettle or stockpot. Lay wonton wrappers on the counter and brush each with egg wash. Place a heaping tablespoonful of rice mixture in the centers of half the wonton wrappers. Cover with another wrapper, pressing edges together well to seal, forcing out as much air as possible. Slide ravioli into boiling water, a few at a time to maintain boil. Cook 3 minutes, remove and drain. Keep warm.

To make sauce: Melt butter in a medium saucepan or skillet. Stir in whipping cream, cream cheese and blue cheese, simmering over low heat until cheese is melted.

To serve: Place ravioli on serving plates, spooning cream sauce over and around them. Sprinkle with sliced green onion, parsley, and a little minced sweet red pepper for color if desired.

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Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 620

Calories from Fat 297

Total Fat 33g

Saturated Fat 18g

Cholesterol 130mg

Sodium 650mg

Total Carbohydrates 66g

Fiber 4g

Sugars 5g

Protein 14g