Ingredient: basmati rice

Thai Chicken Curry & Rice One Pan

Thai Chicken Curry & Rice One Pan

Sometimes even the best of us have very little enthusiasm to cook. You might be tired, you might be stressed, your mind might just be on other things. Either way, when you are experiencing this you need a recipe for a meal that doesn’t take…

Chicken Creole

Chicken Creole

This is the first recipe I attempted from scratch. Back in 2011 I was inspired to start being more creative in the kitchen by my then tandem partner or ‘pilot’ Fiona Duncan. I didn’t really know where to start so I ordered a couple of…

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Its not often I mix multiple protein sources in one meal, but a stir-fry rice is one. The beauty of this recipe is that you can do whatever you want really. Every time I make it there’s something different about it, but its so simple…

Chicken, Lentil & Mango Curry

Chicken, Lentil & Mango Curry

This is a recipe I’ve been making for several years now. For the first little while I played around with it a lot to get it perfect, but now its pretty much set in stone. Its a really good balance of spicy and sweet. Its…

Moroccan Chicken & Cauliflower One Pan

Moroccan Chicken & Cauliflower One Pan

This takes almost an hour to make so don’t leave it until you are hungry to cook. The beauty of it though is that once in the oven you can go and sit down or do whatever you want while it cooks. It is the…

Paneer & Cauliflower Curry

Paneer & Cauliflower Curry

Paneer is an Indian cheese with a similar texture to halloumi. Like cottage cheese, it is lower in fat compared to other cheeses due to the making process. Milk is curdled first, then the curds are separated from the whey and compressed in to a…

Chicken, Aubergine & Tomato Curry

Chicken, Aubergine & Tomato Curry

Cooked aubergine is great in a curry, especially as it is native to Asia and so gives a curry some level of authenticity. In fact it was in a curry that I first tried aubergine when my tandem pilot at the time, Fiona Duncan, was…

Chicken, Pear & Butternut Korma

Chicken, Pear & Butternut Korma

As I mentioned in my last recipe, Tesco were selling pears cheap so I bought a bag. As I don’t particularly enjoy eating them whole, I’ve been looking for ideas to include them in savoury recipes instead. Fruit in savoury dishes is something people either…

Italian Chicken & Bacon Rice Bake

Italian Chicken & Bacon Rice Bake

What is not to like about this bowl of comforting flavour? It’s such a simple meal that is easy to eat if your feeling a little delicate or under the weather. It’s also easy to make, as once everything is added in to the casserole…

Chicken, Mushroom & Kale Pilaf

Chicken, Mushroom & Kale Pilaf

This is such a quick and simple meal to both make and eat. Its great for if you are entertaining guests, as you can easily double or even triple the quantities and there is very little not to like about it, for even the pickiest…

Quick Fish Curry

Quick Fish Curry

Sometimes at the end of a week you just have lots of ingredients to use up. This is a great way of making use of all your leftovers and creating a simple and tasty meal. Curries are great for this style of cooking as you…

Brazilian Prawn Stew

Brazilian Prawn Stew

When I went to Rio for the Paralympics, even though I was there for almost 3 weeks, I never got to really sample the typical Brazilian cuisine. The food provided for us in the Paralympic Village was very plain and basic and just served a…