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Tag: Rice and Grains

Jasmine rice with chicken and broccoli

I get cravings from time to time for Oriental flavors and this quick dish is one of my favorites, ideal for those who do not usually cook oriental style meals at home. Always stock your store cupboard with a bottle of soy suave and sesame oil, necessities…. πŸ™‚ You will need: 500g minced chicken 1 head broccoli, cut into florets, immersed in hot water … Read More Jasmine rice with chicken and broccoli

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A warm salad of red rice, zucchini and basil

I loved this salad and I am enjoying experiments with red rice. With more of a bite than regular rice, this is my kind of food ! For this salad you will need: 200g red rice 4 zucchini chopped up A handful of fresh basil 2 spoons olive oil 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon dried basil Half an onion 1/4 of a small cabbage, … Read More A warm salad of red rice, zucchini and basil

And this is Pumpkin month…

Pumpkin month is here. So much choice and variety and at the end of this month we will see them adorned with lights, made into decorative carvings and used in all recipes imaginable, from soups to risottos and also desserts. And we start our pumpkin bonanza of useful recipes here on the blog today using this very versatile ingredient. Here is a recipe for … Read More And this is Pumpkin month…

Black History Month in today’s paper and beans and rice for supper …

I featured Black History Month in the newspaper today as it is being commemorated by the US Embassy with a varied program including some exhibitions and a concert by gospel singer Joyce Yuille who is making a special visit to the island. I was so pleased to receive a detailed history about the origins of African American food from Jueseppi Baker and it brought … Read More Black History Month in today’s paper and beans and rice for supper …

Quick and easy sticky chilli ribs

I find with this marinade that you do not need to leave it overnight, if you have forgotten to prepare something for tonight or are not organized enough, two hours with this one is enough to bring out all the delicious flavors.I serve this with a huge dish of egg fried rice to satisfy all those hungry appetites and extra baked potatoes, especially a … Read More Quick and easy sticky chilli ribs

All about Halloween in the heart of the Mediterranean …..

Halloween is here and this is one of the carved pumpkins made by Reuben’s team ! So what’s cooking today ? What do Reuben and his team have in store for Halloween ? Here is a peek view of what’s coming up today ! Reuben’s Halloween Risotto And his Smoked Duck and Pumpkin Salad And my Roasted Plum Crumble Pie And have a look … Read More All about Halloween in the heart of the Mediterranean …..

Arancini for an al fresco lunch …..

We are getting together with family visiting from abroad today to enjoy an al fresco lunch and I am making some Arancini to take with us. They are quite time consuming to make but after a busy week, I enjoy the peace of a very early Sunday morning when everyone is still asleep and this is when I like being in the kitchen making … Read More Arancini for an al fresco lunch …..