I love fried rice. I bonded with one of my dearest friends over fried rice. The first time we met was at a bar: I walked up to her and re-braided her hair, she was my boyfriend-at-the-time’s friend and earlier in the evening I had instructed him – at his request – on how to plait a fish tail braid over the phone. When I got there I was like, ‘nope’, and immediately fixed it. Later on that evening we ended up at China Bar eating their amazing fried rice and had a love-in over how much we both loved said fried rice. And dumplings, we’re also big fans of dumplings.
This is a super adaptable recipe, it’s one of my favourite fridge clean out meals and you really can use the basic ‘technique’ and simple flavours to make fried rice out of whatever you have leftover. It’s really simple comfort food at its best! This combination is so tasty though, especially with build your own toppings I like to serve on the side.
It’s always a good time for curry and this one is so quick and simple to do. Plus it’s full of flavour like all good curries. And just look at the bright yellow colour!
You all know that cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables. It’s just so adaptable and tastes so different when cooked in different ways. I have love it since cauliflower cheese was my favourite ever vegetable dish as a kid and I don’t think I will ever get over it. So this week I’ve reworked my favourite chicken Teriyaki bowls… and made them vegetarian because it’s a good idea to eat more plants!
The matcha tinted brown rice in these bowls is topped with flakes of steamed salmon and a cucumber, sesame, mint and pickled ginger salad. The matcha, ginger and fish are such a delicious combination with a beautiful balance of salty sharpness.
Guess what? I’m cooking with cauliflower again! I know this is no surprise. My obsession has been well documented throughout this blog. This is a super tasty salad that looks a little fancy on the plate. Because you deserve something fancy looking.
This is such a delicious nourishing flavoursome bowl of goodness. I”m not going to claim it as traditional as the traditional kind definitely usually has meat in it! This version can also be served hot or cold so works well as for dinner or as a lunch t take to work.
Poke. Not the thing you used to do on Facebook. The Hawaiian fish salad that can be combined with all sorts of other things to make a sort of deconstructed sushi bowl. This is my rather free interpretation of it. It has honestly become one of my favourite things to eat, easy, filling and nourishing PLUS it can be endlessly varied to suit your tastes and mood. Perfect.
I love a rice bowl. And this one is a dream. Crispy brown rice, flavoured with lime, green chilli and coriander and topped with all the green things and an egg. You can play around with what green stuff you add depending on the season or just what’s in your fridge. You’ll probably find you’re putting all sorts of stuff on top of this rice because it’s basically the bomb.
Fried rice is one of my favourite things. Not wasting leftovers is another of my favourite things. Christmas is a time when we tend to over cater in my household, and coming up with new ways of using the leftovers is a fun post Christmas game. This fried rice is super tasty, full of veg and can use up a tonne of left over bits and pieces in your fridge.