Tag Archives: Rice

Chestnut, mushroom and samphire risotto

While I regularly moan about being given risotto in restaurants as the only vegetarian ‘choice’ at the moment, I do still love making it and eating it at home. I just don’t want to eat it every time I go out – especially when I can make a better version at home! My uncle made […]

Mushroom, wild rice and ale wellington

This main course dish is delicious. It is really worth getting your hands on a good variety of mushrooms if you can. If you can’t get any interesting fresh varieties, just use more chestnut mushrooms in their place. Ingredients (8 portions) 300g wild (black) rice 30g butter 1 white onion 2 cloves of garlic 250g […]

Vegetarian Taiedda

This is a vegetarian version of dish which originates from Puglia in Italy. The traditional dish includes mussels, but I have exchanged mussels for capers. It is so, so easy to make. Just ten minutes of chopping and arranging, and then pop it in the oven for 40 minutes to bake. It has both potatoes […]

Juniper, cider and sage infused wild rice salad with mushrooms, almonds and crispy onions

This is much more exciting than your bog standard rice salad! It has subtle fragrant spices from the juniper, a sweetness from the cider but is also earthy with sage and mushrooms. Wild rice has a tougher consistency than white rice and therefore takes longer to cook but has plenty of texture. It is also […]

Easy egg fried rice

Ingredients (serves 2) 400g cooked rice 2 eggs (whisked) 3 tbsp sesame seed oil (or normal oil) 3 spring onions (sliced) Method Heat the oil in a wok if you have one, if not, a large flat pan will do. Add the rice and make sure it is properly cooked through. Make a whole in […]

Nasi Goreng with tofu

It was sometimes a little difficult being a vegetarian in Bali. The odd prawn would rear its head in ‘vegetarian’ meals, and there was often a distinctive meaty flavour in some dishes. That being said, in the majority of restaurants, I had some lovely vegetarian meals. Nasi Goreng is the Balinese national dish which  is, […]

Vegetarian paella

Vegetarian paella is one of those easy crowd pleasers. It is a one pot wonder with no need for any side dishes. While it isn’t going to win any awards for complexity or style, it is a great dish for those evenings when you fancy inviting some friends around to watch a film, have a […]