Curried Lentils and Rice

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So when I was making this recipe I never had curry powder in the cupboard so I looked online and found a mixture of spices (turmeric, cumin, coriander and ginger) that when combined make a great curry alternative. I have really been enjoying eating lentils recently, they have an earthy and nutty flavour to them that would really compliment any dish.

Lentils are a great staple food to have in your cupboard because you can sprinkle them into most dishes, like curries, soup or any rice dish. They are a great source of fibre and protein and a healthy gluten free option. This recipe overall is full of flavour and definitely one to try!!

Recipe: Curried rice and lentils (serves 1-2)

Ingredients

1 tsp olive oil

1/4 small onion, finely diced

1/2 tsp curry powder (or an even mixture of turmeric, cumin, coriander and ginger)

Sprinkle of thyme and salt

300ml boiling water (you may need more)

48g lentils

64g rice

Method

  • Heat the oil in a pot for 1 minute before adding the onion, cook this for 5 minutes on a low heat stirring regularly. Add the curry powder, thyme and salt, cover with a lid for 2 minutes to continue cooking.
  • The onions should be slightly soft at the point, add the boiling water to the pot and bring to boil.
  • Next add the lentils and rice, leave on a gentle simmer until fully cooked, roughly 20 minutes but keep checking.
  • Give the ingredients a final mix to combine everything together and serve.

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Brown Rice and Chicken

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well. Today’s recipe is something I would usually eat on a Sunday afternoon for my dinner with some veg and salad on the side. It’s quite a simple nutritious meal with protein from the chicken and fibre and magnesium from the brown rice. Sometimes the idea of eating healthily might seem quite difficult but a simple switch of white to brown rice makes such a big difference. I’ve not included a recipe or measurements here as I didn’t follow a recipe but you can get an idea of what ingredients to use below. I’m all about flavour with food.

Recipe: Brown rice and chicken

Ingredients

Brown rice

Diced Chicken

Salt

Chilli sauce

Curry powder

Chicken stock

Tomato ketchup

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Beef Mince with Pea’s

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Today’s post is a super tasty minced beef recipe. It is full of flavour and goes down well with rice. I was very happy with how it turned out and the recipe is simple, the type of dish that you can leave to gently simmer on the stove whilst you get on with something else for a little while.

Recipe: Beef Mince with Pea’s (serves 5)

Ingredients

500g Minced beef

2 tbsp oil

1/2 onion – finely diced

1 garlic – crushed

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp oregano

1 tsp flour

1 tsp chilli sauce

1 tsp tomato ketchup

50g garden peas

Method

  • Heat the oil in a pan, once hot add the onions and garlic frying for a few minutes until soft.
  • Add the minced beef and seasonings leaving to brown for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Next add the flour, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup and garden pea’s stirring well.
  • Leave to simmer on a gentle heat for 20 minutes allowing some of the juice to reduce.
  • Serve with rice.

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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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Cabbage & Saltfish with Rice

Hi everyone, I hope your day has been good!! Today’s post is not a recipe but another example of what you could eat with saltfish and cabbage. I recently posted my Cabbage and Saltfish recipe that I ate with fried dumplings but it goes just as well with white rice and sweetcorn. Click here for the recipe!

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