Vegetable Medley with Rice

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well.

So it’s not long been the new year, 2021 is finally here and many people are starting new diets, eating vegetarian or generally trying to be healthier and this recipe is perfect for any of the above. This meal is easy to make and the white rice can be substituted with a healthier variety such as quinoa or brown rice. I have tried to cut the vegetables quite small in order to reduce the cooking time and maintain the nutritional value. For flavour, I’ve used a bit of garlic powder but you could add any of your favourite seasonings.

The broccoli provides the body with high sources of protein and fibre which are beneficial to the body. The red cabbage contains potassium which helps to keep the heart healthy. This is a fairly nutritious meal and would be even healthier if eaten with brown rice or quinoa.

Recipe: Vegetable Medley (serves 1)

Ingredients

60g – 90g uncooked rice

1 small carrot, grated

Handful of broccoli, cut small

Handful of red cabbage, finely sliced

1 tbsp oil, for frying

Pinch of salt, pepper, garlic powder and sugar

100ml water

Method

  • Firstly cook the rice on a gentle simmer until all of the water is absorbed and the rice grains are fluffy and cooked.
  • Heat the oil in a pot and in the meantime, wash and slice the vegetables.
  • Once the oil is hot add the vegetables and sprinkle over the salt, pepper, garlic and sugar. Leave to sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Check the rice and add the water to the vegetables, give it a final stir and cover with a lid.
  • Once both the vegetables and rice is cooked, serve and enjoy!

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Broccoli and Onion Pizza

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Today’s post is all about pizza and this recipe feature’s broccoli and onion. Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables because it is quite versatile and can be eaten with most things. It tasted so good on this pizza and had a slight bite. Pizza is such a great meal to make because once you’ve made the base you can customize the toppings depending on everybody’s taste.

Recipe: Broccoli and Onion Pizza (makes 2 trays)

Ingredients for pizza base

500ml strong bread flour

Pinch of salt

7g dried yeast

3g dried oregano

3g dried basil

2 tbsp oil

285ml warm water

Toppings

Tomato sauce

Tuna

Sweetcorn

Broccoli

Onion

Spring Onion

Mature cheese

Method

  • First thing is to make the base, add the flour, herbs, salt and yeast to a large bowl and gently pour in the warm water and oil mixing with the other hands.
  • Bring together to form a soft dough and knead for 5-10 minutes.
  • Leave to rise in a bowl for at least an hour.
  • Once risen, preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and lightly oil 2 oven trays.

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Spicy Prawns, Rice & Broccoli

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog. The recipe today mostly focuses on the ingredients used for cooking the prawns. This has definitely got to be one of my favourite meals, I LOVE LOVE LOVE prawns, rice and broccoli!! It’s a nice meal to make and easy to prepare, I would advise preparing the broccoli and putting it into a pot ready to be cooked, then prepare your rice how ever you like and lastly the prawns. This meal tastes delicious, full of flavour with a spicy kick.

Recipe: Spicy Prawns (serves 2)

Ingredients

1 tsp oil

1/2 spring onion – finely sliced

1/2 vegetable stock cube

300ml hot water

1 tsp curry powder

Pinch of chilli powder

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp chilli sauce

1/2 tsp plain flour

Handful of sweetcorn

Sprinkle of garden peas

200g prawns

Method

  • Heat the oil a pan and add the spring onion. Mix 1/2 a stock cube and 300ml hot water together then pour into the pan.
  • Add the curry powder, chilli powder, sugar, chilli sauce and flour to the pan. Mix well and cover with a lid for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Add the sweetcorn and peas to the pan and cover again for a further 3 minutes.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, add the prawns and cover again for 2 minutes until the prawns are cooked through.

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Broccoli Wraps & Sweet Potato Fries

Hello everyone, I hope your Monday has been good! This recipe today is very similar to Sunday and if you liked that, then you’ll surely love this. It’s a similar theme but with broccoli and sweet potato fries on the side.

Recipe: Broccoli Wraps (serves 1)

Ingredients

Handful of broccoli – cut into bite sized peices

1 tbsp oil

Zest of 1/2 a lemon

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp chilli powder

Handful of sweetcorn

1/3 carrot – cut into sticks

1 wrap

Method

  • Firstly, preheat the oven to gas mark 5/6 and take out an oven tray.
  • In a bowl mix together the washed broccoli, oil, zest, garlic, salt and chilli, then place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked.
  • In the meantime, prepare the corn, toast the pine nuts and slice the carrots in a separate bowl.
  • Just before the broccoli is cooked, place the tortilla wrap in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Once everything is done, place the broccoli, salad and your preferred sauce in the centre of the wrap and fold into a parcel then cut in half and enjoy.

*If you are having sweet potatoes, these can be fried whilst the broccoli is in the oven.

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One Pan Dish

My amazing ‘Sweet Vegetable Cottage Pie’ this is a great vegetarian dish, really simple for anyone to cook for dinner.  I actually topped this off with some mashed sweet potatoes but didn’t take a final picture but here’s what it looked like in the pan.

Ingredients
Olive oil
½ onion finely diced
2 handfuls of lentils
350ml vegetable stock
Canned tomatoes
150g pasta of your choice
½ broccoli cut into small trees
1 carrot grated

Method
1. Heat the oil in the pan and gently fry the onions until slightly soft.

2. Place the potatoes into water to boil for 7 minutes then mash.

3. Once the onions are cooked add the lentils and veg stock, simmer for 10 minutes. Next add the canned tomatoes, pasta and broccoli cooking for a further 5 minutes.

4. Now pour the mixture into an oven dish and sprinkle with the carrot the cover evenly with the mashed sweet potatoes. Bake in the oven for 30 mins!! Yum.