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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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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