Posts Tagged With 'easy meal'

  • Sep
  • 13
  • 2011

mexican inspired rice

I’m always here when I need a quick and healthy meal.  This blogs owner is a friend of mine. She does healthy stuff, which I like. And easy too, double like. I saw this recipe and instantly fell in love. I have never tried Mexican apart from Doritos and Buritos, so I wanted to give it a go. I had all the ingredients too which made it even better. So do check out her blog for amazing recipes.


MEXICAN INSPIRED RICE
Adapted from My Recipe Stash with slight modifications

Serves: 4
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins

Ingredients

2 cups rice (I used medium grain)
1 large ripe tomato, diced
1 small green capsicum, diced
1 small red capsicum, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
2 chicken thigh fillets, fat and skin removed then cut into small cubes
3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
1 large onion, diced finely
1.5 tbsp corriander powder
0.5 tbsp cumin powder
3 tsp sweet paprika
1 chilli (or 0.5tsp chilli powder – both optional)
1/4 cup long beans,cut into 2cm long
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup corn
3 cups water
salt and pepper, to taste

Method

1. Saute onions, capsicums, garlic and chicken in some oil until fragrant.

2. Then add spices and stir again until fragrant.

3. Add tomatoes and cook until softened. Then add rice, water and all the vegetables. Cook for 30 minutes until the rice is done.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



Tip: You can add more tomatoes or tomato paste for a more intense colour and flavour.
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Category: in my kitchen, Rice
  • Feb
  • 03
  • 2011

creamy chicken pasta

I’ve only started to like creamy dishes. Can’t believe I never used to like cream, even in desserts! One night, I was invited over to a friends place for dinner, was the day I turned creamy. Then again, I didn’t used to like a lot of things until much recent, some of which are prawns and sushi but have now fallen in love with, thanks to my husband.

So now, whenever I’m in a hurry or running out of ideas of what to cook or just a little bit lazy…this is what I come up with. Simple, yummy, creamy goodness. If I have leftover sauce, I’ll grill some chicken breast and pour the sauce over for my dinner the next night. My husband loves the taste of the sauce so much he says, “I can drink it all up”.


RECIPE FOR EASY CREAMY CHICKEN MUSHROOM PASTA
Adapted from this recipe

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins

Ingredients

2 pieces chicken breast, cut into long thin strips
600ml thickened cream
2 cups mushroom, sliced
1 onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 chicken stock cube (or 1/4 cup chicken stock)
400g spaghetti
2 tbsp butter (for a healthier version, substitute with olive oil)
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (for garnishing)
parsley, chopped (for garnishing)
1/2 lemon (optional)

Method

1. To boil the pasta, fill a pot with water and some salt, bring it to a boil. Then add the pasta.

2. Whilst pasta is cooking,in a medium sauce pan, saute onions and garlic. Do not burn.

3. Add the chicken and stock and stir until just cooked. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.

4. Add thickened cream and bring to a boil.

5. Lower heat and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until sauce thickens.

6. Drain cooked pasta and serve in individual plates. Pour creamy mushroom sauce on top and  garnish with some parmesan and chopped parsley. For some extra zing, squeeze a little lemon.

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Category: Chicken, in my kitchen, Pasta

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