Category Archives: Rice

From Nanna’s Old Fashioned Kitchen. Lemon Scented Rice Pudding With Balsamic Basil Strawberries

Anyone who follows my Instagram feed will realise that recently I embarked on the 100 day haiku challenge. Seventeen syllables of poetic creativity a day, structured into three lines; the first containing just five syllables, the second seven, and third … Continue reading

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Lazy Summer Entertaining. Barbecued Flattened Chicken With A Lime And Coconut Pilaf.

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Never more so than at dinner time when we fire up the barbecue and dine al fresco on the back deck. My idea of holiday cooking is to marinade chicken, beef, lamb, seafood or … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 100 Calories. Japanese Hand Rolls “Temaki Zushi”

We adore sushi in our house. It’s fresh, healthy and quite easy to prepare. Previously I have shied away from the idea of making sushi for a fast day meal, chastened by the thought of the massive 540 calorie count … Continue reading

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Thai Street Food At Home. Pad See Ew. Soy Sauce Stir Fried Rice Noodles.

This simple stir fry is always popular in our house. Soy Sauce Stir Fried Rice Noodles may be ubiquitous Thai street food popularly prepared at road side stalls all over Thailand, but they’re also a staple fixture on Thai restaurant … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mid Week Dinner. Omurice オムライス . Japanese Omelette With Fried Rice.

What to cook for my teenage son on the eve of his departure of a school field trip to Japan? The perfect midweek dinner. Omurice  (オムライス).  Japanese omelette rice (omu-raisu). Popular in Japan, it is considered yōshoku (western food).  A contemporary … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. How To Build Your Own Skinny Stir-Fry. My Version? Stir Fried Chicken With Red Capsicum, Broccolini and Chilli Jam.

Stir fries have to be the perfect 5-2 fast day meal. Healthy, nutrition, low in calories and very easy to prepare. Fast day or feast day I’ll often prepare a stir fry for dinner using whatever is in season or … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Exploring New Food Trends. Kimchi and Korean Style Fried Rice With Egg Omelette.

Today’s 5-2 challenge focus? Transforming simple meals into something amazing by introducing new flavours.  One of the hottest new food trends of the year is kimchi. A traditional Korean fermented pickle that’s crunchy, sour, sweet, salty and spicy. Its flavour … Continue reading

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Deliciously Soft and Creamy. Risotto With Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Taleggio.

Tonight I made risotto for dinner thinking its soft and creamy texture would be the perfect meal solution for my daughter’s brand new braces. The orthodontist had warned that her teeth and gums might be sore and tender  for a … Continue reading

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Silky Hainanese Chicken. Bill Granger’s Warm Poached Chicken with Onion Rice and Fresh Ginger Relish.

It’s been raining all day. The perfect dinner for a cold, wet and rainy Saturday night?  Soft, silky Hainanese Chicken. Delicate, fragrant poached chicken. Served with onion rice,  ginger relish and a generous drizzling of  broth. Warming. Comforting. Delicious. Simple and satisfying. One of my … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Dinner. Paella With Chicken and Chorizo.

We eat paella often in our house. Sometimes with seafood. At other times without. Always with chorizo. It’s a wonderfully communal dish to cook and eat. Spicy. Full of flavour. Easy to prepare. I must confess this weekend I ran … Continue reading

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