In a saucepan heat oil and foie gras over low heat until foie gras begins to render its fat and brown lightly on edges. Add shallots and cook until translucent. Moisten with stock. Add rice and thyme; heat, stirring continuously. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Oil inside of 4 small cups or ramekins. Make sure rice is piping hot; press it into cup to mold. Invert rice onto dinner plates. Serve with squab.
Yield: 4 servings