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Asian recipes Chicken Favourites Main course Rice

Szechuan chicken stir fry

This is a really easy and quick to cook stir fry chicken recipe using szechuan pepper which is a fragrant pepper which is widely available.

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Asian recipes Fish Global Main course Rice Starters

Smoked mackerel sushi

This is a really easy smoked mackerel sushi dish and requires hardly any cooking. You’ll need a rolling mat which you can buy from a Chinese supermarket or specialist (ahem) tobacconists!

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Chicken Fish Main course Rice Spanish

Paella

Paella is a classic Spanish dish, it’s easy to make, unlike risotto it doesn’t need constant attention.  This recipe is very traditional but it’s easy to mix it up using different types of meat and fish

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Italian Main course Rice Starters Vegetarian

Garlicky pumpkin risotto

Serves 6 Cooking time 60 mins Ingredients Pesto large bunch of basil 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 3 tbsp pinenuts, toasted olive oil 50g parmesan, grated Risotto 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1.4 litres hot chicken stock 85g unsalted butter 400g pumpkin or squash (unpeeled weight), peeled, seeded and cut into 1cm cubes 2 tbsp olive […]

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Asian recipes Curries Fish Indian Main course Rice

Tuna pilau

Serves 2 Cooking time 30 mins Ingredients a glug of groundnut oil 1 onion, chopped 4-6 dried curry leaves 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp curry powder 1 cup basmati rice 500ml vegetable stock half a cup of frozen peas 200g tin of tuna, drained squeeze of […]

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Curries Indian Lamb Main course Rice

Spiced lamb and coconut pilaf

Serves 4 Cooking time 20 mins Ingredients A little groundnut oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tsp grated ginger 500g minced lamb 350g basmati rice 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin Half tsp turmeric Quarter tsp fenugreek Quarter tsp hot chilli powder 300ml chicken stock 400g tin coconut milk 140g […]

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Fish Italian Main course Rice

Pea, prawn and mint risotto

Serves 2 Cooking time 45 mins Ingredients 200g risotto rice 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 celery stick, destringed and finely chopped 1 clove garlic, sliced 50ml white wine 1 litre chicken stock 2 handfuls cooked prawns 1 cup of frozen peas Freshly grated parmesan Few knobs of butter Flatleaf parsley, finely chopped Few leaves […]

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Chicken Fish Main course Rice US/Caribbean

Jambalaya

Heat oil in ovenproof pan with a lid. Add sauasage and fry until browned and the oil has taken the colour of the sausage. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add onion, green pepper, garlic and celery to the pan and fry for a few minutes on a high heat. Cover, turn down […]

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Global Rice Side dishes Vegetarian

Fragrant couscous

Place couscous in a large bowl. Bruise the cardamon. Add to bowl with salt and butter. Pour over about 850ml boiling water. Stir once and leave to stand for 10-15 mins. Toast almonds and pine nuts in a dry pan until golden. Chop the pistachios. Once couscous has absorbed all the liquid, add the nuts […]

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Main course Pork Rice US/Caribbean

Arroz Con Gandule

Ingredients: 2 or 3 slices of bacon 1/2 onion chopped 1/2 green pepper 1 clove of garlic 1/2 cup tomato puree 3 cups water 2 cups rice (american long grain) 2 tbls Smoked paprika Some hot pepper sauce – Miss Anna’s or similar Method: Here’s another offering from sunny St Croix. Now although it might […]

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Italian Main course Rice Vegetarian

Rosemary risotto

Ingredients: 1.5 litres chicken or vegetable stock Salt and pepper 500g very ripe plum tomatoes (can use tinned) 50g butter 2 tbsp olive oil 1 head celery, white tender parts only, finely chopped 1 small red onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked and finely chopped 300g risotto rice […]

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Italian Main course Rice Vegetarian

Risotto with ricotta and basil

Ingredients: 1.5 litres chicken or vegetable stock salt and pepper 175g ricotta cheese 3 tbsp olive oil 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 300g risotto rice 100g fresh basil leaves, finely shredded 100g parmesan, grated Method: Heat the stock and check for seasoning. Break up ricotta with a fork. Heat oil in large pan and […]

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Main course Rice Spanish

Spanish rice with roasted squash and chorizo

Ingredients: 1 small squash (e.g. butternut), peeled and cut into small chunks 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 100g-125g chorizo, sliced or cut into chunks 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 orange or red pepper, chopped 1 tsp smoked paprika Half tsp dried chilli flakes Half a tin (200g) chopped tomatoes […]

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Italian Main course Rice Vegetarian

Pumpkin Risotto

It’s hard to beat risotto for comfort food, this pumpkin risotto has a great sweet flavour.  The butter and parmesan at the end is essential.

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Italian Main course Rice Starters Vegetarian

Asparagus risotto

Ingredients: 200g Risotto rice 1 litre of good quality chicken or vegetable stock 1 onion finely sliced A glug of white wine or marsala 25g of unsalted butter 25g of grated parmesan Method: Put the stock in a pan and bring to a simmering boil. Blanch the asparagus spears in the stock for a couple […]