I originally made this dish as a celebration for the Superbowl. I don’t follow football AT ALL, but I was still freshly vegan and obsessed with scrolling through vegan food pics (as if I’m not currently obsessed with doing that :-D) and I kept seeing all of these appetizers for Superbowl parties. And I felt left out. So I decided I should make something too– and wings are a Superbowl party staple! The presentation doesn’t exactly look sporty, but I like challenging myself with interesting plating because people eat with their eyes too! So this was my ode to the sports fans!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 bag of Gardein sweet and tangy wings
- 1 cup of uncooked white rice (preferably organic!)
- 3 tablespoons chopped scallion
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons agave
- 2 teaspoons smoke paprika
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
What to Do:
- Prepare rice in a small saucepan (boil water, add rice, stir and bring to a boil again, turn heat to a low simmer, cover and let simmer for approximately 20 minutes or so– use approximately 1 3/4 cup of water for every one cup of rice).
- Heat a large skillet on medium heat with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Once oil is hot, add wings (be careful of oil splatter!) and fry for a few minutes on each side.
- Once browned, place wings on a dry cloth to soak up excess oil.
- The Gardein wings come with a sauce packet. Place sauce in a large dish and add agave, hot sauce and smoked paprika to sauce. Stir ingredients together.
- Place wings inside dish and stir, covering wings entirely with sauce.
- Transfer wings and rice to a serving dish.
- Sprinkle wings with scallion and chia seeds.
- Sprinkle rice with cilantro. Bon appetit!
Date posted on Instagram: 2/4/18