Celebrating Father’s Around the World


Sam Mlambo

Celebrating Father’s Around the World

Father’s Day is a special day. It’s a time to come together to celebrate the amazing men in our lives who we call Dad. Whether you are honoring your biological father, stepdad, grandfather, or a father figure, such as an uncle or a lifelong family friend, this day is about showing appreciation for everything he does.

Dads hold a unique place in our lives. This Father's Day is a fantastic opportunity to express our gratitude for all the times they’ve been there for us, from fixing our bikes in childhood to the wise advice they continue to offer us as adults.

So, this Father’s Day, let's express our thanks for all the small and big things they do for us by preparing a healthy, home-cooked meal. Because, as we all know, nothing says ‘I love you’ more than sharing a meal.

Here is an excellent recipe for you to cook for your dad and all your family to celebrate this Father’s Day:

Chicken with Wild Rice and Fig Pilaf

Our Chicken with Wild Rice and Fig Pilaf is not just easy and delicious, but it's also a healthy choice. It's sure to impress your dad this Father’s Day. And the best part? You can prepare it ahead of time and simply reheat it before serving.


  • 3 cups chicken broth, fat-free, sodium-free
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, long-grained
  • 1 cup onion, strung, use Cone #2
  • 1/2 cup celery, shredded, used Cone #1
  • 2 ounces dried figs, chopped
  • 2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) prosciutto or ham, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 16 ounces chicken breast, boned, skinned
  • Thyme sprigs (optional)
  • Walnuts, toasted and chopped (optional)


1. Place chicken broth in MP5. Cover and set control on RIC2. When the Vapo-Valve™ clicks and the broth is at a boil, place wild rice and long-grained rice into the MP5 and cover.

2. With 15 minutes remaining on the timer, stir in onions, celery, figs, prosciutto, thyme, salt, pepper and paprika. Blend well and re-cover. Once the MP5 has completed the cycle, keep warm in the covered MP5.

3. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When several drops of water are sprinkled on the pan skitter and dissipate, place chicken breasts in the pan. Cover, but crack the lid (do not seal lid). When the chicken browns and loosens from the pan, approximately 5 minutes, turn and brown the other side, approximately 5 minutes. Fluids should run clear and chicken should not be pink inside.

4. Spoon wild rice pilaf onto plates. Slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise and place on top of pilaf. Garnish with thyme sprigs and sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired.

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