3 easy & delicious ways to cook rice

This week Ian from Chef Vegan and I created a video showing  3 delicious and easy ways to cook rice to add some delicious flavours. We made Cumin Rice, Lemon Rice and Nasi Kuning (recipe inspired by Daily Cooking Quest).

Simple ingredients and quick and easy – let’s make boiled rice tasty!!

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Shepherd’s Pie (Vegan)

I’ve been craving the comforting texture and flavour of shepherd’s pie.  One of my favourite meals before I went vegan I’ve been keen to see if I could mimic the flavour and texture using whole plant foods.  This recipe came pretty close!  The potato is so creamy without any butter or oil and the sauce with aduki beans and porcini mushrooms has a lovely rich flavour.

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One Pot Barley, Pumpkin & Mushroom Risotto

Barley is so underrated.  It’s not as sexy as rice, quinoa or any number of other grains, but it’s so versatile and hearty and incredibly budget friendly.  In this simple recipe I hope to show you how flexible and cheap it really is.  This meal comes in around $3.80 ($5) for 4 people!

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Baked Sweet & Sour Tofu

Sweet and sour is one of those tastes that can be associated with unhealthy takeaway and not whole foods.  This sweet and sour is different.  Using only a few ingredients and simple to make you can have sweet and sour anytime you like.  

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Cauliflower & Lime Soup

This simple soup is inspired by a dish we tried from the vegan menu at Raymond Blanc’s  Manoir Aux Quat Saisons restaurant for my inlaw’s 50th wedding anniversary.  This is a much lighter, low fat version which is perfect during this beginning to 2017!  My husband came up with this recipe as we were both obsessed with the flavour of this soup for weeks after our meal!

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