Food Trivia – The only continent on planet Earth where rice is not grown is Antartica.
Rice is such a fabuliciouzly versatile & quickie ingredient to keep in my post ballet easy meal plan arsenal! Here’s a wee spesh number for those days when you just don’t have the time for the kitchen.
Start off by popping 4 eggs into a saucepan of boiling water to allow them to hard boil. The trick, once they’re done, to avoid that oh so ugly grey ring around the yolk is to take the pan immediately to the sink & run cold water into it. Let that cold water just run on a steady, low flow for some time, until all the water (that was boiling) is now cold & the eggs are cold to the touch also. Turn off the running water & just leave them sit until you’re ready.
Meanwhile, have a pot of water coming to the boil, add salt & cook off 500g of rice before draining & setting aside.
Heat up a good glug of oil in a frypan & cook off 500g of mince (any type that floats your boat, I use pork) & then add in a solid amount of mixed frozen veggies (about a cup or so will be plenty). Grab your favourite curry paste (I use a Madras one from India) & scoop 2 tablespoons into the frypan along with 150ml of water. Give it all a jolly good stir & cook off for about 5 minutes or so.
Add in the cooked rice to the mince mixture & stir it through really well to combine nicely. Season generously with salt & pepper.
Peel those hard boiled eggs, cut them in half & plop them right on top of your dished up Pilaf remembering to salt them too.
It’s Chompin Time!