2 Ways to Cook Rabbit

· 5th March 2019
Cooking rabbit is similar to cooking a chicken. Ideally, only quick-cook the lean, tender cuts of rabbit, such as the saddle or the loin.

Rabbit meat is one of the healthiest meats available. It can also be cooked in multiple ways and is very tasty. Here are two recipes in which we show you how to cook rabbit in different ways. Take note and include this meat, that has multiple benefits, in your diet.

Properties of rabbit

If you don’t usually eat rabbit you should try it! If you’re wondering what you’re missing, we have listed all of its properties below:

  • It’s one of the meats with the lowest fat content
  • Contains B vitamins, which positively impact hair and nails, as well as improving memory.
  • Low salt content, but at the same time it’s a tasty meat
  • High protein content. About 0.75 oz per 3.53 oz of protein.

As you can see, rabbit meat is perfect to eat, both to stay in shape, and if you’re on a diet. Go ahead and prepare the recipes we have suggested below! Enjoy taking care of yourself while you surprise your dinner guests on a special occasion.

Rabbit with rice

Rabbit with rice is one of those recipes made by our grandmothers and passed down from generation to generation. It’s a complete and healthy meal to enjoy with family or friends. Although you’ll have to spend some time in the kitchen you’ll see how it’s a meal that’s so worthwhile.

Rabbit with rice.

Ingredients for four people:

  • Half rabbit
  • 7 oz of mushrooms
  • 14 oz of rice
  • 4 tablespoons of tomato
  • Beef broth
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

Directions:

To start cooking the rabbit with rice, clean the rabbit and chop it into pieces. It’s recommended to have smaller portions to make it easier to eat. Once it’s chopped, we add some pepper to it.

The next step is to fry the rabbit. Once cooked, reserve it in a dish and leave the juices in the pan. This will give flavor to the dish.

In the pan, add the mushrooms. According to your taste, you can cut them or not. In a couple of minutes, they’ll be ready. Put the rabbit back in the pan and add the rice. Cover with beef broth until it covers all of the ingredients. It’s important that the broth is hot. If you want the rice to be colored you can add a couple of tablespoons of fried tomato.

It’s time to add a little salt. The amount will vary depending on how salty the broth is. Let the broth cook and when it’s thickened, add salt to taste. Let it stand for 5 minutes and serve.

Start cooking shortly before you serve, so as to not overcook the rice. You can previously prepare the fried rabbit and the sautéed mushrooms and so when the time comes, you just add the broth and the rice.

Roasted rabbit with raisins and plums

This is one of those recipes that are perfect for a family meal. In addition, roasts always have the advantage that we don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. The mixture of the rabbit with the sweetness of raisins and plums will make a recipe that will surprise your guests.

Ingredients for four people:

  • 1 rabbit
  • 8 plums
  • A handful of raisins
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Half a glass of wine/coffee
  • Half a glass of water/coffee
  • Salt

Direction:

To cook roasted rabbit with raisins and plums, start by splitting the rabbit. Since it’s a recipe for four people, it’s best to split it into quarters, so it will be easier to serve it later.

Once it’s cut into quarters, add a little salt. Place it on the baking dish with the raisins and plums.

Put the oven to heat at 350 °F and while it reaches the temperature, prepare the sauce to add on top of the rabbit. This way it will be juicier.

In a bowl add the wine, which will preferably be red wine, water, a drizzle of olive oil and another of balsamic vinegar. Shake all of the ingredients until they are mixed.

Pour this sauce over the rabbit. You can also do this with the help of a brush. Put the tray in the oven and cook it for 40 minutes, before serving.