Caribbean coconut rice and fried plantains

Caribbean coconut rice and fried plantains

August 30, 2021

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Stir fry Chicken with Red and White rice

Stir fry Chicken with Red and White rice

August 24, 2021

Ever wondered how Chinese restaurants make chicken breasts taste so good? Glossy, slippery, saucy and soft. Here's a very basic way of doing it at home. Enjoy!

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Stir fried aubergine with White and Red rice

Stir fried aubergine with White and Red rice

August 03, 2021

This recipe is a quick and tasty, single serve, Taiwanese style stir fry aubergine aka brinjal aka eggplant. It is salty and fiery. Perfect match for rice. Here we pair it with Grain Guru's Red rice for that extra colour and texture.

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Vegan Vermicelli with Vegetables

Vegan Vermicelli with Vegetables

July 27, 2021

Cap your 5-a-day with this veggie packed gluten-free noodle dish. Serve it lukewarm at dinner, pack it for lunch or bring it along to a pot-luck. This glossy and umami noodle dish is great on the budget and health.

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Taiwanese style pork mince

Taiwanese style pork mince

July 20, 2021

This is one of those recipes where you can't help reaching for seconds (possibly, thirds) because it is so more'ish. It is salty and fragrant. It needs a well cooked bowl of rice to dilute and stretch it farther. Good time to use a multi grain rice!

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Toby's Purple rice and veggies

Toby's Purple rice and veggies

July 13, 2021

Toby is 6 years old and he is the office/communal nephew. We’re watching him grow day by day. When Grain Guru first began, we tried a few recipes on him to see if they were truly child-friendly. Here is Toby’s first purple rice experience.

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Golden Era Onigiri

Golden Era Rice Mix onigri with minced mushroom filling

July 07, 2021

Here's a deliciously easy, compact lunch dish you can make with our Golden Era Rice Mix. We're such fans of this recipe because it ticks all the boxes: plant based, high protein, gluten free and picnic friendly!

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Congee

Congee

February 25, 2021

Cold weather is Congee weather. Wholesome, nourishing savoury meal in a bowl. My mom made is for me whenever I fell ill and when I had braces. Option to add finely chopped veggies or fragments of meat.

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5-Grain Mix with Sautéed Mapo eggplant and zucchini

5-Grain Mix with Sautéed Mapo eggplant and zucchini

February 25, 2021

Here's a deliciously easy recipe to go with our 5-Grain Mix. If this sounds familiar to you, it was one of the dishes we prepared live on stage at the expo, so we thought we'd give you the chance to make it for yourself!

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Black Rice Pudding with Toppings

Black Rice Pudding with Toppings

February 05, 2020

Here's a deliciously easy breakfast dish you can make with our Black Rice Pudding Mix. We're such fans of this recipe, it was one of the dishes we prepared live on stage at the Plant Powered 2020 Expo in London.

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Golden Egg-Fried Rice

Golden Egg-Fried Rice

January 30, 2020

There are many versions of fried rice. Most of the time it is just frying the rice with some veg but purists will want to try this egg-only recipe for the traditional “Gold and Silver Rice”. This is a fun and nutritious dish great for children’s dinners and meal prep. Decorate with carrots and peppers or just good old tomato sauce.

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Mung Bean Vermicelli with Prawns

Mung Bean Vermicelli with Prawns

November 13, 2019

Here’s a fun and fast vermicelli recipe that’s perfect for school nights, or if you’re having friends over for dinner you can triple the recipe; just throw it all together and serve. Truly a one pot wonder!

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Asian Sausages with Rice

Asian Sausages with Rice

October 23, 2019

Every Chinese/Cantonese child grew up with some version of this meal-in-one - my parents remember having these grilled sausages as snacks in the night market with large slices of raw garlic.

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Japanese Vegetable Curry

Japanese Vegetable Curry

October 16, 2019

This is one dish I would implore all bachelors to know how to make before they leave for uni, college or work - it’s incredibly easy to make, you can pack it with veggies, and you can even make a big pot of it (double this recipe) and freeze them in portions.

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Asian Barbecue Pork with Vegetable Noodles

Asian Barbecue Pork with Vegetable Noodles

September 30, 2019

For the last five or so years, Ramen has taken the London food scene by storm. While it's usually eaten at restaurants, with a bit of cheating you can make your own at home really easily!

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Ants-up-a-Tree Vermicelli

Ants-up-a-Tree Vermicelli

September 21, 2019

This is another old household favourite. The name comes from the little piece of mince resembling ants climbing up the long strands of vermicelli noodles the look like a tree bark. This is a spicy and flavourful dish that only requires you to wash one pot. Great for busy families and singles that hate washing up.

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Coconut Rice with Apple Syrup

Coconut Rice with Apple Syrup

August 10, 2019

This was inspired by an old Polish dessert where rice was boiled with cows milk and served as a porridge with stewed fruit or rhubarb, but we wanted to make it vegan friendly and lactose-free! It's hearty when eaten warm and can be a healthy pudding with lots of control over how much sugar goes in.

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Bacon-Wrapped Rice Balls

Bacon-Wrapped Rice Balls

August 08, 2019

This is a fun, meaty take on the humble rice ball. Everything is better when wrapped in bacon; enough said. This is a filling snack and lunch box idea - it's so cute that kids would love it too!

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Black Rice Porridge

Black Rice Porridge

July 31, 2019

Left-over cooked black rice? Bored of your usual oat porridge in the morning? This is a great breakfast-prep recipe for those that are too fuzzy headed to make breakfast. This is also coeliac, gluten-free and wheat-free alternative to oat porridge. 

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Cold Noodles with Sesame Dressing

Cold Noodles with Sesame Dressing

July 24, 2019

There are hundreds of variations of this dressing out there because all the ingredients are interchangeable and vary in quantity, depending on taste. This cold noodle dish is fun as a lunch box idea as it doesn't require reheating and can also be a quick meal for those busy evenings.

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Vegan Ho-Fan Rice Noodles

Vegan Ho-Fan Rice Noodles

July 11, 2019

This is a personal Chinese take-away favourite. It’s the ultimate Asian comfort food - slippery, chewy and packed full of savoury flavours! This is a bright, low oil vegan version, but by all means crank it up by adding slices of rare steak or blanched chicken breast strips in to make it meaty.

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Spinach & Pesto Fried Rice with Pine Nuts

Spinach & Pesto Fried Rice with Pine Nuts

July 11, 2019

Bright and healthy, this fried rice dish will have your kids eating more greens than you could imagine! It reheats very well and is great for meal prep and lunch boxes. For a vegan version you can omit the egg, although you may need slight more olive oil. Feel free to add diced carrots and/or chopped ham for variety.

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Black Rice Pudding with Summer Fruits

Black Rice Pudding with Summer Fruits

July 11, 2019

Grain Guru collects recipes from all over to allow you to travel without leaving your home. This is a Thai inspired rice pudding dish, and we’ve chosen to use black rice as it has a better texture and more nutrients; we're hoping to make the dessert a little less sinful!

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Vegan Rainbow Rice

Vegan Rainbow Rice

May 06, 2019

The magic is all in the rice and how it's cooked. In this recipe the rice is mixed rather than fried. It's vegan, but no-one's stopping you from adding chopped ham or some blanched prawns if you like. It's great for meal prep and getting your kids to eat as many coloured vegetables as possible.

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Onigiri おにぎり - Japanese Rice Balls

Onigiri おにぎり - Japanese Rice Balls

May 03, 2019

These simple-looking shaped balls of rice gave rise to the modern-day sushi culture. Rice farmers' wives would prepare these for their lunch in the rice paddies as they're compact and tidy to eat. Farmers were too poor to afford meat or fish to make fillings so a little salt and vinegar in the rice with nori (seaweed) went a long way.

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Chilli Mince with Vegetable Noodles

Chilli Mince with Vegetable Noodles

April 06, 2019

A dry noodle dish, it's similar to Italian bolognese - the mince and the noodles only meet in the bowl. Spicy and moreish, it's fabulously easy to make and great for meal prep.

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Chicken Cashew with Rice

Chicken Cashew with Rice

February 28, 2019

Grain Guru couldn't advocate rice without it's most-loved companion - the chicken cashew stir-fry. This dish is great for meal prep and has a huge array of textures. Feel free to add fresh chillies and chilli oil for some heat or have a look at the recipe for the Sichuan variety.

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Rice & Greens

Rice & Greens

January 20, 2019

Inspired by the Shanghainese vegetable rice, it's a salty, more-ish, all-in-one rice dish that can be eaten cold or reheated - perfect for the lunchbox. It's super easy to make and uses day-old or leftover rice. Less waste, more taste.

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Taiwanese-style mapo tofu

Taiwanese-style mapo tofu

January 09, 2019

This dish is rich in heritage. Every sub-region of China makes this dish differently - some omit the pork mince to make it vegan, some add different types of chillies and peppercorns. This is an introductory version if you are not good with spice heat.

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