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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

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

My Chicken Rice

Inspired by a traditional malay dish I have pared the original idea back to simple basics. A chicken poached in master stock leaves the larder with the perfect ingredients for … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 2 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

Moroccan Rice Salad

Balanced and nutritious, this salad can stand alone as a tasty light meal. It’s the perfect way to use upleftover rice. I find it impossible to cook the correct amount … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 5 Comments


Kedgeree satisfies both my love of curry, and rice.  Some sources say this dish was created in India during the time of the British Raj, combining the idea of eggs … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

Carrot and Cashew Nut Pilau

Rice is my ultimate comfort food, well, rice and chicken soup actually. The soup is another story, but rice whether it’s sweet as in rice pudding, savoury as in risotto, … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 10 Comments


This is an economical and easy old recipe from the 1907 edition of Mrs Beeton’s Family Cookery that belonged to my Grandma. As mentioned in a previous ramble about puddings, … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 4 Comments


Biryani is a great dish to prepare ahead then reheat gently in the oven. Fragrant pilau teamed with a mild chicken curry and served with a simple steamed green vegetable … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

Mushroom, Walnut & Herb Risotto

Many, many years ago we lived in a rural area on a small acreage that had been home to many generations of previous residents. They   had left a wonderful … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment