Tag Archives: Rice

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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Eat, Fast And Live Longer. It’s All About The Chicken. 5-2 Fast Day Hainanese Chicken With Broccolini And Steamed Rice.

One of our favourite family meals is Bill Granger’s Silky Hainanese Chicken.  Soft, delicate, fragrant poached chicken. Served with onion rice,  ginger relish and a generous drizzle of broth. Warming and comforting. Simple and satisfying. For a long time I have been curious … 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. An Asian Inspired Pork Larb Salad With Ground Toasted Rice.

Larb is a minced meat salad popular in Thailand, and is widely regarded as the national dish of its neighbouring country, Laos. Most commonly made with pork, chicken or beef. Seasoned with lime, chilli, fish sauce, ground toasted rice and … 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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Crisp and Crunchy. Little Golden Risotto Balls. Arancini With Leek, Lemon and Saffron.

Arancini.  A Sicilian specialty. Crunchy, little golden risotto balls.  Traditionally filled with a rich slow-cooked tomato and meat ragu. Crumbed and fried to perfection. Pure genius. Incredibly delicious. Perhaps  invented by thrifty Italian mamas of  yore to make use of  leftovers. … Continue reading

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Easy. Healthy. Light. Wok-Seared Chinese Style Fried Rice.

Monday night dinner is always a simple affair. On Sunday night my son cooked a Thai Green Chicken Curry. There was a veritable mountain of leftover steamed rice. Perfect excuse for fried rice. Wok-seared with ginger, chilli and garlic. Egg, … Continue reading

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