Rice is an amazing and versatile product with a wide range of types to choose from including brown rice, basmati rice, aborio rice, Jasmine rice and wild rice.
Although higher in fat than white breast meat, the darker-fleshed chicken pieces – the legs (drumsticks) and thighs – are a more concentrated source of minerals, including zinc and some iron.
This is such an easy chicken, pumpkin and spinach risotto to make. You can make this with simplicity all in an electric teflon wok!
Fragrant basmati rice is pan fried with carrots, onions, fresh ginger, peanuts and coriander.
Freshly toasted walnuts are added to a tasty mushroom and Arborio rice risotto. This makes a delicious dinner on its own or a tasty gourmet side dish.
This traditional paella has a wide range of fresh meats and seafood including chorizo, chicken, squid, mussels and prawns; this is in saffron flavoured and coloured rice.
Prawns stir fried with carrots, snow peas and broccoli. An easy, healthy dinner. Chop up the broccoli small or steam it a little before you stir fry it so it will have the same crunch as the other veggies.
This is a simple vanilla rice pudding that is easy to make. It is a favourite in my house with the kids who like to eat it with honey.
A delicious and aromatic rice dish with garlic, cumin, curry powder and chilli. This is a meal in itself or a great side dish.
Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements bbq meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the centre).
In India, jeera is the word for cumin. This Indian fried rice is fragrant and delicious and makes a perfect side dish for any curry or Indian main.