Tuesday, 21 July 2015

2 new recipes with peas and rice

At the weekend I made 2 easy meals, which I am recording here for future reference, as I didn't use a recipe. These are my own recipes, which both worked really well. Serves 2 people.

On Saturday it was Veggie Chikn with peas and sauce.

You will need:
1 pack Tesco Frozen Meat Free Chicken Style Pieces (or similar);
1 jar Lloyd Grossman Tomato and Basil sauce (350 g)
1 cup brown rice
1 pack oatly cream or similar non dairy cream
1 cup frozen peas or petit pois
1 onion
oil for frying

Chop the onion and fry it in a little oil until golden
Add the Chicken Style Pieces (Not vegan contain Egg White) and fry some more until they are also golden
Add the Lloyd Grossman Tomato and Basil sauce and a little water, leave to simmer for about 20 minutes,
Add a cupful of frozen peas and cook until peas are cooked through.
In the meantime get your rice ready.
About 10 minutes before serving, add a tablespoon or more (to taste) of the oatly cream

Serve with the rice.

Next we have the Faken Baken risotto, being a fake risotto as well as using fake bacon. You could adapt this to cook it like a proper risotto but this is an easy way.

You will need:
1 pack tesco meat free bacon style rashers (Not vegan... contain Egg White);
1 cup brown rice
1 pack oatly cream or similar non dairy cream
1 cup frozen peas or petit pois
1 onion
2 teaspoons of marigold boullion powder
oil for frying
2 and 1/4 cup water

Put the bacon style rashers under a grill and grill according to package instructions. Allow to cool.
In the meantime chop and fry the onion in a large pan and then add the peas.
Cook the rice in the water, with the marigold boullion powder
When rice cooked add to the onion and pea mixture, with a little of the cream.
Cut the bakon into small pieces and add to the pot, with a little more cream. Cook for a further 5 minutes.

Both of the Tesco Meat Free products do contain Egg white, however if you want to keep your ingredients totally vegan the
Frys company do vegan chicken pieces, and the Redwoods Company do a couple of types of vegan bacon as shown above, available at Holland and Barratt, or other natural food distributors such as Suma.

At the risk of cheating myself, claiming to be a vegan and writing a "vegan" blog", I have found it pretty difficult to keep up the standard and sometimes just have to be a bit more flexible if I don't always get what I aim towards.

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