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.
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)
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
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.
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)
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
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.
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!
Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and thank you to my new followers 🙂
I’m always looking for ways to add more vegetables to my meals, and the addition of kale and corn to the rice was such a good idea. The crisp, sweetness of the corn and earthy taste of the kale gave the rice so much more flavour. Also, sweetcorn is a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre, whilst kale is a good source of vitamin C and A both providing the body with nutrients. This recipe makes a great side dish and can accompany many meals. The measurements below are only a rough guide depending on how many people you make this for.
Recipe: Rice with kale and sweetcorn (serves 4)
Rice for 4 people
Large handful of kale
1 tsp butter
Wash the rice thoroughly until the water runs almost clear.
Place the rice in a pot and pour in enough water the same depth of the rice.
Wash the kale and add to the pot along with the sweetcorn and butter.
Allow the rice to reach a gentle simmer, then keep the heat low and let the rice finish cooking until fluffy.
Check the rice and stir everything until gently combined.