Category Archives: rice

Saffron risotto

Dried chive flowers add a delicious savoury note to this delicate vegetarian saffron risotto. There are three basic ways of cooking risotto – the traditional stand-and-stir method, the bung-it-in-the-oven method and the leave-it-to-its-own-devices-on-the-stovetop method. The latter is my preferred method, … Continue reading

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Spinach & feta terrine with tomato & olive rice

Delicious, light, flavour-packed spinach and feta terrine, goes perfectly with savoury rice loaded with tomatoes and olives. This recipe was adapted from the absolutely-jam-packed-with-recipes-and-tips Mother Would Know. I made a few small changes to the original recipe, based on what … Continue reading

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Eggplant (aubergine) risotto

The flavour of this risotto is both earthy and bright, and the textural combination of the fried eggplant with the creamy risotto is just wonderful. Definitely one for aubergine fans! This one was adapted from Ottolenghi’s recipe in the beautiful … Continue reading

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Risotto with white wine & thyme braised onions

I know there are folks out there who think of risotto as “dinner porridge” or “wet rice”… I don’t claim to understand them, but I’m related to enough of them to be aware of their existence  😉  But round our … Continue reading

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Risengrød – Danish rice pudding

I have been meaning to make rice pudding forever. It was always one of my favourite desserts as a kid, and the Danish variation of sprinkling it with cinnamon sugar and topping it with butter was intriguing to me. I … Continue reading

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We love rice. More than just a starchy side to have with chilli or stir fry, there are so many things you can do with it – paella, risotto, biryani, sushi, puddings and tarts….. Mujadara has been on my to-do … Continue reading

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Vegetarian sushi

Vegetarian sushi is great finger food for a party because you can make it ahead of time then pop it into the fridge – it’s ready when you are, to serve with soy sauce for dipping. You can fill them … Continue reading

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Bibimbap, vegan style

This is an amazing dish – I strongly urge you to track down some Gochu Jang (Korean chilli paste) and make this! Sticky rice topped with crisp sautéed vegetables and a delicious hot sauce. You arrange it like so, then … Continue reading

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Roasted tomato arancini – baked, not fried

These delicious rice balls are almost entirely prepared in the oven, leaving your hands free to do other things. Baking the arancini also significantly reduces the amount of oil, without compromising on flavour. They are a bit softer than fried … Continue reading

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Arancini are balls of risotto stuffed with whatever takes your fancy, then crumbed and fried. We make risotto once a week, so, instead of making a special batch with the challenge recipe, I just made a double batch of my … Continue reading

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