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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Rice that is Twice as Nice...

I am trying very hard to waste less food and to be increasingly thrifty.  It is quite a challenge when you are busy and unable or unwilling to shop frequently during the week.  I generally shop only once a week and maybe pop out for extras a couple of times a week.  This week I made a Sweet Potato, Chicken, Spinach and Coconut Curry in the slowpot.  It was delicious to come home to after a day at work.  I cooked Basmati Rice to go with it and I always struggle getting the quantity of rice right and made enough to feed the street.  Usually this gets thrown away!  Very bad.   I have a large dog but she has severe food intolerances and cannot have any kitchen scraps, she is even intolerant to chicken and rice.  I have discovered the chickens love cooked rice and get very excited when I sprinkle it into their run, there is only so much they can eat though.   The above 'dish' was my Dad's Signature Dish in the seventies ( he also makes great 'Eggy Bread').  My version isn't exactly the same as my Dads but it is pretty close.  It is a simple 'Rice Salad'.  It is rice, grated carrot and sultanas with a dressing of vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and mustard, (shaken together in a jar and poured over the rice).  We used to enjoy this as part of a cold buffet,  I had it for tea and it was very tasty.  I am feeling pleased with myself in a frugal sort of way.


  1. Ah Dad's rice... memories lol. Getting up early as a teenager to go cycling with the local cycling club on Sundays my fuel was Dad's eggy bread...door step bread as well cheers Dad ;-)

  2. I would have just headed to the staple of egg fried rice ;)

    Shame that rice can't be frozen really but it's quite easy to use up the following day.

  3. Yumm! I love rice salad with green peas and chopped red bell peppers.

  4. another thing i must try

    and i love eggy bread!

    you won't believe it, my word verification is hentubje (do you think it's listening in? ;o)

    i can imagine your hens getting tubje on rice

  5. Yum, yum... gonna have to try that rice dish next time we get leftovers


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