Rizogalo or Traditional Greek Rice Pudding

Rizogalo is a traditional Greek rice pudding that is easy to make and so delicious, blending the flavours of orange and vanilla and the fragrance of with cinnamon. It will take a little of your time stirring but will reward your effort with a delicious desert that can be served hot or cold. You can also add some sultanas, though that is optional. It also … Continue reading Rizogalo or Traditional Greek Rice Pudding

Egyptian Koshari and Home Made Baharat

Koshari is the national dish of Egypt that mixes lentil, rice, small macaroni noodles, a spicy tomato sauce, topped with fried onions and chick peas.  This is another dish for the International Year of Pulses. The tomato sauce is made with a spice blend called Baharat and this gives the dish its amazing flavour. Egyptian Koshari Ingredients: Rice: 1 cup of medium grain rice 1tblsp … Continue reading Egyptian Koshari and Home Made Baharat

Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is a satisfying and quick meal to make.  The addition of mushrooms of Parmigiano Reggiano add flavour and texture. Cooked till just al dente it is a delicious and filling meal. Mushroom Risotto Ingredients 300 g Arborio rice 250 g button mushrooms, sliced 1 L vegetable stock 1/2 cup parmigiano cheese, grated 1 1/2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil knob of butter 1 small … Continue reading Mushroom Risotto

Coloured capsicums

Capsicums Stuffed with Rice

Summer vegetables are in season and so delicious. I couldn’t resist the colourful capsicums today and so here is my recipe for capsicums with a rice stuffing.  These contain all vegetarian ingredients and are suitable for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet. Capsicums stuffed with rice Ingredients Capsicums of any colour though red and yellow are the sweetest 3-5 cups hot vegetable stock olive … Continue reading Capsicums Stuffed with Rice


Kale, Italian Sausage and Butter Beans with Rice

Kale is in season and abundant in the garden at the moment.  Here is a way to cook a really tasty meal using kale, tender butter beans and the best Italian sausages you can get.  The rice can be prepared ahead and makes for a substantial but satisfying meal. This is my favourite way to cook kale and I hope that you will enjoy it … Continue reading Kale, Italian Sausage and Butter Beans with Rice