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Category : Grains & Breads       Region : Northeast ~ Great Lakes       Rating : 1
Menominee Pilaf

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : ~ Dispossessed Menominee Living In Texas ~

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Josephme La Follette ... from way back when my people lived in Indiana

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Palm Salt (1 Teaspoon)
  • 2 Pinches Cumin
  • Three Pinches Sage
  • 1 Cup Diced Crawdaddy Tail
  • 3 Medium Size Wild Rakes Diced Or Leeks Or Shallots
  • 8 Handfuls Brown Rice
  • 4 Fresh Sassafras Leaves Or 1 Tablespoon File
  • 1 Handful Mashed Hickory Nuts (1/2 Cup)
  • 7 Gourds Of Water (Cups)
  • 1 Handful Red Pepper (Cayenne)

Directions

In a big Dutch oven, boil water.
Add ingredients simmer and cover.
It should be done in 45 minutes.

Note: It can be quite flavorful. It's said that Desoto took this recipe back with him to Spain--they call it Paella



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