With Valentine’s Day round the corner, whether you are cooking at home or eating out, planning ahead and being organised is very important. Come on, it’s a day to celebrate love and nothing ruins such a day like last minute planning and bring disorganised. So this week I will be posting a few ideas on how to make this day special for those that are planning to whip something at home.

image
Romantic Table settings, good food, red roses and good music….

 

Ingredients

2 cups Arborio rice
I litre chicken stock
1 large onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
2-3 grated carrots
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
Red , yellow and green bell peppers sliced in a small dice
1/2 tin passata tomatoes
A handful of Fresh Coriander chopped
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt to season

 

image
Arborio Rice

Method

1.Heat the oil in a deep frying pan, then soften the onion and garlic for 5 mins without browning. Add the carrots, bell peppers and passata tomatoes then fry until peppers have softened. Stir in the turmeric , paprika, chilli powder, black pepper and rice until coated by the oils, then pour in the stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally with a folk.
2.Tip in the fresh coriander and cook for 5 mins. Check for seasoning and serve immediately with Chicken.

image
Arborio rice with Roast Peri Peri Chicken, perfect as a main with a side of crunchy salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements