Duck with Fruited Rice

Duck with fruited rice

Raisins and dried apricots make this entrée perfect for months when fresh fruit isn't in season.

Ingredients

  • 1

    1 Maple Leaf Farms Whole Duck, defrosted and quartered

  • 2

    1 Tbsp. Cooking Oil

  • 3

    1 medium Onion, cut into 8 wedges

  • 4

    3 1/2 cups Water

  • 5

    1 1/2 tsp. Salt

  • 6

    1 cup Rice

  • 7

    1 cup Dried Apricot Halves

  • 8

    1 cup Golden Raisins

  • 9

    2 tsp. Sugar

  • 10

    1 tsp. Cinnamon

  • 11

    1/2 tsp. Poultry Seasoning

  • 12

    1/8 tsp. Pepper

Directions

  • 1

    Take duck from bag and remove neck giblets.

  • 2

    Rinse under cool water; drain and dry.

  • 3

    Cut duck into quarters.

  • 4

    Brown quarters on both sides in hot oil.

  • 5

    Add onion, 1 cup water and 1 1/2 tsp. salt.

  • 6

    Cover; cook slowly at 325°F for 45 minutes, turning once.

  • 7

    Remove duck from pan.

  • 8

    Skim off excess fat.

  • 9

    Add rice, apricot halves, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, poultry seasoning, pepper and remaining salt; stir.

  • 10

    If not much liquid remains, add up to 1/2 cup water.

  • 11

    Place duck quarters on rice.

  • 12

    Cover; bring to a boil.

  • 13

    Cook slowly until rice and duck are tender, about 30 minutes.

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Prep Time: 16
Cook Time: 90
Ready Time: 2 Hours
Servings: 4