Tag: rice

Ingredient of the Week: Basmati Rice

Ingredient of the Week: Basmati Rice

Rice is a staple grain found all across the world. There are several different types including basmati, jasmine, long grain, short grain, sushi, risotto and wild. This week I will focus on basmati, as this is the most common grain of rice I use in my 

Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani

Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani

A biryani is a traditional Indian rice dish containing spices, meat and vegetables, cooked in a thick stock or gravy, over a low flame, for a long time. This recipe is definitely not a traditional recipe, but my speeded up and easy interpretation of the 

10 Foods I Couldn’t Live Without

10 Foods I Couldn’t Live Without

Although I’m constantly going on about mixing up your diet and providing variety for it to be healthy, there are certain staple foods I buy every week and that I couldn’t live without. I thought I would share with you 10 of my favourite go-to 

Turkey Jambalaya

Turkey Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a Creole/Cajun one pan rice dish, very similar to the Spanish paella, that is designed as a cheap, but wholesome dish to use up any leftovers. This time I made it with turkey, but it can be made with chicken, chorizo, prawns or 

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

I don’t generally bother to grate my vegetables in recipes, as it adds an extra step in preparation, which means it takes longer. Also the grater I have is not very good, so I find it time consuming and too much hard work. But for 

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 

Spicy Rice with Steak & Mango Salsa

Spicy Rice with Steak & Mango Salsa

Adding fruit to savoury dishes is something you either love or hate. I love it, as I have a sweet tooth, but I understand if it is a no go for you. The key to make this dish work really well is to make sure 

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