Cook the rice in plenty of salted water. Drain it and pass it under running water, drain it well and transfer it into a bowl. Season with a drizzle of oil and set the bowl aside.
Dice the Mortadella Bologna IGP and the Provolone Valpadana DOP, drain the tomatoes, desalinate the capers and add all the ingredients to the rice. Mix carefully, adding 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and the leaves of a handful of thyme twigs. Put the rice salad in individual bowls. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and serve.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.