The Nettles are in their prime right now and I've been eating them as often as I can, harvesting to dry for winter nourishing infusions, and experimenting with recipes my kids will like. This recipe was a win so I thought I'd share it. Enjoy!
Nettles & Chive Rice Pilaf
1 cup white basmati rice
2 cups chicken broth (or veggie broth, bone broth, or water)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1.5 cups Nettles tops, chopped
1/2 cup Chives (leaves and blossoms), chopped
Salt, Pepper and Ghee to taste
Optional: Toasted Pine Nuts
Sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil until soft. Next add the broth (or water) and rice. Bring to a boil then simmer on low heat until cooked, usually 15-20 minutes. When the rice is about half-way through cooking add the Nettles and Chives. Add Salt, Pepper and Ghee to taste to serve. Toasted Pine Nuts would be a wonderful addition and, as with all my recipes, I encourage you to adapt it to make it your own!