The basic elements of any good nasi lemak tend to be coconut rice, ikan bilis (mini fried anchovies) and sambal (a sort of hot, spicy, chilli paste) topped with peanuts, cucumber and egg. Remove the anchovies and this can be an effective vegetarian dish. HANDY TIP – You can also try serving with Sambal Kacang Goreng (green bean sambal). This ...

Popular in the Seychelles, this curry uses the best spices of the region and showcases them spectacularly. HANDY TIP – Use a lime cut into wedges and flat leaf parsley to garnish. Store any remaining spice powder for another meal. It keeps well! ...

Real Japanese ramen takes years to perfect – chefs in Japan train for years but this is a simple version of that delicious comfort food. There are 3 main elements to our ramen – soup, noodles and topping. HANDY TIP – Miso paste gives a fabulous umami hit to the soup so it can be brought together really fast on ...

A recipe that started this authors love of rice when looking for a simple dish to cook at university. Tarty, zingy and with the right combination of ingredients is simple but effective. HANDY TIP – Add some chopped fresh red chilli for a spice kick. Baby sweetcorn can add some great yellow colour to this lemony dish. ...

A healthy but absolutely delicious lunch or dinner side dish which is packed with delicious and fresh veg and herbs. HANDY TIP – The quinoa and roasted tomatoes and chickpeas can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the fridge until ready to use. For intense colour use 3 colour quinoa but remember to use slightly ...

Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern/North African salad made mostly of finely chopped parsley, with tomatoes, mint, onion, bulgur, and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Some variations add lettuce, or use semolina instead of bulgur. Tabbouleh is traditionally served as part of a mezze. HANDY TIP – To make a marvellous mezze, combine with pita and romaine lettuce ...

Layered with pasta, ratatouille, cheese and sliced aubergine this healthier take on the Italian favourite packs in all of your five-a-day and more. All made in a rice cooker using the SLOW COOK function. HANDY TIP – Add some chilli flakes to the mixture if you like a zing in your lasagna. Mature cheddar works well to cut through the ...

In India, do (pronounced ‘dough’), means two and pyaza is onion. Do pyaza refers to the onions being used in two ways. Diced onions are first fried with spices and then larger pieces of onions are added at the end to give a spicy dish which is also sweet from the onions. The pyaza style of cooking can be used ...

Served at room temperature or even cold this Basque cheesecake meets rice pudding is a creamy fragrant rice cake that’s soft set and scorched on top. Originally from Bologna and prepared for festivities it can be enjoyed all year round. Aborio rice slowly cooked in milk and spices to give a springy soft cake. HANDY TIP – Add almonds, candied ...

This dish from is as popular as Adobo although maybe not (yet) quite as popular internationally. The soups flavor is sour with fruits abundant in the Philippines like tamarind, guava, green mangoes or bilimbi (kamias). Add in some big, fresh, succulent shrimp swimming in a savory, sweet, and sour broth…the thought of it will instantly set off any mouth watering. ...