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Chorizo Stirfry March 22, 2013

Filed under: Meat Dishes,Quick meals,rice dishes — obsidian @ 4:02 am
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Ingredients:
Chorizo Sausages
Eggplant
Capsicum
Celery
Mushroom
onion (I use leek or spring onion as I prefer them)
Broccoli Florets
Carrot
Rice

Method:
Chop all the vegetables so they are ready to go.  Cut into bite size pieces and have them ready in separate bowls.  Put the rice on to cook (I like to use a rice cooker).  Cut the Chorizos in half lengthways, then slice to make bite size pieces.  Put these into a hot non-stick pan – don’t add oil as the oil from the sausages is enough.  Once they have started to brown a little, add the eggplant.  Once that has started to soften, add the carrot, celery and broccoli.  Once those have softened a bit, add the capsicum, onion and mushroom.  Once those have cooked, add the cooked rice, a dash of soy sauce and mix together.  Serve.

 

Capsicum stuffed with rice June 14, 2009

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I thought I’d give this a go, to see how it worked.  Not bad I thought (except the kebabs were overcooked)

Flavoured Rice
I cooked the rice in a rice cooker, as normal, but added some finely chopped  garlic, onion, mushrooms, a teaspoon of vegetable stock, and a teaspoon of lemon pepper …. it was delicious!

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Then when that was cooked I spooned it into hollowed out capsicums and put those in the oven for about 15-20 mins to cook the capsicum.  I served them with chicken and vegetable kebabs, corn and broccoli 🙂   The rice works just as nicely not served in a capsicum too… you can serve it straight from the rice cooker.

 

Chicken, Leek & Spinach Risotto

Filed under: Meat Dishes,rice dishes — obsidian @ 5:19 am
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Ingredients:
2 chicken thigh fillets (skinless)
1 cup (uncooked) arborio rice
½ a leek, finely sliced
1 large garlic clove
1 tin cream of mushroom soup
3 tsp skim milk powder
3 cubes or ½ cup chopped spinach
Handful of grated cheese (optional)

Method:
In a large frypan, cook the chicken until starting to brown, add the leek, garlic and rice. Allow that to heat for about 30 seconds to a minute (don’t let the rice or garlic burn), and then add about 1 cup boiling water. Stirring well. Mix the milk powder with about 1/2 cup of boiling water, and add that to the pan. Stir until that liquid has been soaked up, then add the tin of mushroom soup, spinach and cheese if you wish.  Keep stirring and adding more water as needed, as the rice mixture starts to soak up the liquids. When it is almost ready – when the rice is just a little firm, remove from heat and put a lid on the saucepan and leave stand for 5 minutes before serving and the risotto should have finished cooking in the residual heat.

 

Bacon & Spinach Risotto January 18, 2009

Filed under: rice dishes — obsidian @ 12:44 am
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Ingredients:
5 rashers short cut bacon
1 cup (uncooked) arborio rice
1 spring onion
1 large garlic clove
1 tin cream of mushroom soup
3 tsp skim milk powder
3 cubes or 1/2 cup chopped spinach
Handful of grated cheese (optional)

Method:
In a dry frypan, fry the bacon until any fat as turned translucent, add the onion, garlic and rice. Allow that to heat for about 30seconds to a minute (don’t let the rice burn), and then add about 1 cup boiling water. Stirring well. Mix the milk powder with about 1/2 cup of boiling water, and add that to the pan. Stir until that liquid has been soaked up, then add the tin of mushroom soup. Keep stirring and adding more water as needed, as the rice mixture starts to soak up the liquids. When it is almost ready – when the rice is just a little firm, remove from heat and put a lid on the saucepan and leave stand for 5 minutes before serving and the risotto should have finished cooking in the residual heat.

 

Basic Slow Cooker Risotto December 13, 2008

Filed under: rice dishes,Slow cooker Meals — obsidian @ 9:49 am
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Ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 1/4 cup arborio rice
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 Parmesan cheese

 
Method:
Saute the onion in the olive oil until soft, stir in the rice until covered. Place this and the remaining ingredients (except cheese) into the slow cooker. Cook on high for 2 hours. Before serving stir in the cheese.

 
Recipe from: http://crockpot.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/478/Risotto56950.shtml

 

Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice

Filed under: Meat Dishes,rice dishes,Slow cooker Meals — obsidian @ 8:37 am
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Ingredients:
1 x tin of cream of mushroom or chicken soup
1 x tin from above of water
1/2 onion, finely chopped
Chicken pieces
1 x cup uncooked rice
Pinch paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

 
Method:
Mix all the ingredients together and place in slow cooker. If cooking on low – cook all day, if cooking on high, cook for 4 hours.

 
http://www.canadianparents.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-and-rice

 

Chicken & Rice Parcels

This is basically a “freeform pie” – rather than using a pie dish, you just slop the ingredients onto the sheet of pastry and wrap it up.

Ingredients:
3 chicken thighs (skinless)
5 small-medium sized mushrooms
1-1.5 cup cooked basmati rice
1 clove garlic
Pinch of assorted spices (mixed herbs, cardamon etc.)
1c grated cheese
spinach (I used 2 cubes of [defrosted] frozen stuff)
handful of peas and corn
1 sachet of cream of mushroom cup-a-soup
splash of milk to make it liquidy enough
Sheets of puff pastry

Fry the meat, garlic and mushrooms. Mix the mushroom cup-a-soup with about 1/2 a cup of water and pour over the meat. Add rest of ingredients together.

Make sure your mixture is not too runny.

Scoop the mixture onto a sheet of pastry and fold the corners over to make a sort of envelope.  Make sure the pastry overlaps well so that it will seal and the filling will not leak out.

Then flip it over so the seams are down on a greased tray, and poke an airhole in the top. You can brush the pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds and herbs.

Cook in a hot oven (200ºC ) until the pastry is cooked…. about 15-20 mins.