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Category Archives: Rice dishes

Nasi Goreng

Australia’s place in Asia has well and truly been cemented by our embrace of her food. Stir fried meals are the mainstay of week night meals for busy Aussie cooks … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 26 Comments

My Top Ten Recipes for 2015

Over the course of this past year, I wrote a new post on average six times per month. I tested a lot of recipes, and you know how it is, … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 21 Comments

Pumpkin, Bacon and Parmesan Risotto Cake

   Pumkpkin is making it’s seasonal appearance in the northern hemisphere. In Australia, we’re lucky both Jap and butternut varieties are available year round. Pumpkin soup is a favourite in … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 37 Comments

Lemony Pilau with Toasted Pinenuts

There are several varieties of rice on my pantry shelf, but I confess to falling off the locavore wagon when it comes to this wondrous grain because the irrigation of … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 17 Comments

Salmon Roe Sushi

I unwittingly qualified for a freebie at the market last week. Along with the bundle of super fresh fish I’d just bought, my favourite fishmonger handed me a numbered ticket … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 26 Comments

Saffron risotto with seafood

I have a thrifty streak that afflicts me in the strangest way. It doesn’t drive me to hunt down bargains, compare prices or choose the cheapest option, but after I’ve … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 19 Comments

Arroz Nero

Squid ink is a curious substance. Used by the squid primarily as a “smoke screen” to escape from predators, it’s dense blackness lends a dramatic colour and subtle flavour of … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 28 Comments

Dolmades, my way

I consider myself a dab hand at making dolmades. I cannot claim any advantage based on ethnicity, but I do have lots and lots of experience. I have always cooked … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 21 Comments

Pumpkin, Parmesan and Prosciutto Risotto

Opinion is divided about how to correctly structure risotto. Purists claim it should be served soupy with very firm grain and simple flavouring. There is no argument from me that … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 17 Comments

Risotto with Chicken and Lime

The eighties, nineties and noughties was a time of great change in the average Aussie kitchen. Evening family meals morphed from meat and potato plus two veg, a legacy of … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 13 Comments

Sweet Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Risotto Cake

A wise cook once told me foods that share a growing season, are foods that make the best flavour matches, using tomatoes and basil as her example. With this in … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 22 Comments

Baked Spinach Risotto Cake

Contemporary Australia’s love affair with Italian food has never lost its ardour, rather, the relationship has become more like that of an old married couple who have grown comfortable in … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 9 Comments

Extra Special Fried Rice

This Chinese cafe inspired Fried Rice was a dinnertime favourite when my kids were growing up. Learning to make successful fried rice was not so simple, however, it turned out … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Green Pea Risotto

You gotta love spring veg! 1 stick celery, finely diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 300g Arborio rice 120 mls white wine 450mls approximately hot vegetable stock 1 cup fresh young … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment