Rice Pilaf with dried tomatoes

A simple but delicious rice to eat with a fish or meat as we did today. As I didn’t have long grain rice, I did it with basmati rice which was as delicious.

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What do you need?

  • Rice long grain or basmati (1 glass)
  • Water or broth (1.5 glass)
  • 20cl of white wine
  • 4 dried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 2 tea spoon of the olive oil from the dried tomatoes
  • 1 tea spoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt

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Steps:

  • Cut very thinly the onion and heat up in a frying pan with the olive oil from the dried tomatoes and the additional tea spoon
  • Cut the dried tomatoes in small pieces and add with the garlic clove to the pan
  • Once the onion is well cooked and before it gets too brown, add the rice and stir well during 2mn
  • Add the white wine and continue to stir until fully evaporated
  • Add the water or broth and salt, stir and let cook for around 12mn or until the water is fully absorbed.
  • Try the rice, if still not enough cooked, cover it for a few minutes

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Thai chicken & wild rice

Asian food is always a delicious alternatives for lunch or dinner. This thai chicken was one of them and it is not difficult to prepare. You would fine maybe recipes on the internet and many different alternatives with flavours that can vary quite a lot.

Coconut milk always makes delicious sauce this is one of my favourite dish.

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What do you need?

  • Chicken
  • Rice
  • Coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of  de corriander
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of  curcuma
  • ½ onion
  • 40ml of coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 15g of lemongrass
  • 1 red chily
  • olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • Small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

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Steps:

  • Start by cutting finely the onion, ginger, garlic and lemongrass
  • In a mixer, put all the ingredients together (coriander, cumin, curcuma, onion, ginger, garlic, lemongrass and onions) to make a paste. If it’s too dry, add a spoon of coconut milk
  • In a walk, heat up some olive oil and start frying slowly the paste that you obtained during 2mns.
  • Add the coconut milk, chicken stock, lemon and sugar.
  • Cook for 20mn at low fire
  • Meanwhile start marking your chicken on a grill. You don’t need to cook it entirely, it will finish cooking in the sauce
  • Add the chicken to the sauce and let it cook well
  • you can add the spicy if you like it hot! 😉
  • You can serve it with wild rice like I did or with some noodles.

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