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Easy Majudara Recipe – just lentils and rice

Posted on April 15, 2020 by in vegetarian

Easy Majudara Recipe

This easy Easy Majudara Recipe is money saver and it is damn tasty too. It is just proof that, basic ingredients, treated with care, can be so good. The Easy Majudara Recipe is a simple combination of lentils, rice, and onions and has its origin the Middle East. It is so comforting but not overly […]

Easy Baked Rice Casserole

Posted on March 26, 2020 by in baked goods, rice

Easy Baked Rice Casserole

The Easy Baked Rice Casserole came as a result of cleaning the vegetable section of the fridge. Oh my, and was it delicious. My Easy Baked Rice Casserole is also ideal to freeze in portions for the kids at college and university. Good grub, filling and like a blank canvas for you to use whatever […]

Creamy Rice Pudding with Poached Guavas

Posted on April 24, 2019 by in desserts

Rice Pudding with Poached Guavas

This creamy rice pudding is without a doubt one of my fondest food memories. I tasted this creamy rice pudding at a cook-off held at The Palms Market a few years ago. Vickie De Beer food editor of Rooi Rose, made these beautiful jam jars filled with the creamiest rice pudding and soft, fragrant, perfectly […]

Smoked Chicken Rice Salad with mango

Posted on February 16, 2018 by in Chicken, salads

Smoked Chicken Rice Salad

Smoked Chicken Rice salad with hints or curry and fresh mango – Oh my word, I cannot even describe how delicious it is. Especially in this heat. My Smoked Chicken Rice Salad is also the perfect way to showcase the amazing wood-smoked chicken breasts I get from Klein Merino. They are so beautifully smoked, plumb […]

Portuguese Rice – end of the month comfort food!

Posted on May 29, 2014 by in rice, rsg, vegetarian

Portuguese Rice

Portuguese rice is my idea of trying to make my family believe that even at the end of the month, I can cook up a feast! Portuguese rice seems to be a big thing, who knew! Recently I’ve had a few requests for Portuguese rice and so when Johnny Hamman suggested we make it for […]

Rice Recipes – Don’t throw away your leftovers!

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in rice, Uncategorized

rice Recipes

Rice recipes that will make you cook more rice next time. These recipes using leftover rice are simply delicious and all it took was 2 cups of cooked rice, a little imagination and voila…… deliciousness on a plate! Rice recipes are to be found everywhere, Google is swamped with them and even here on my […]

Spanish Chicken and rice and choosing the right pan!

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in Chicken, rsg


Spanish cooking is bold and flavorsome and this chicken dish is no exception and ticks all those boxes. Spanish cooking also evokes in me a sense of togetherness and loud family conversations! Exactly what this dish does! Spanish food is jam packed with bold flavors.  Big flavors such as paprika, peppers, chili and also the […]

Rice Pudding with green figs and remembering iconic brands……

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in desserts, rsg


Rice Pudding was the first thing that jumped to mind when I looked out the window this morning, only to be greeted by a classic Cape Town winter morning. Rice Pudding, even though our college hostel kitchen staff tried to ruin it with blotches of smooth apricot jam, always brought comfort and warmth, maybe it […]

Peppers stuffed with spicy rice – meatless but certainly not tasteless!

Posted on May 6, 2013 by in vegetarian


Peppers in their beautiful vibrant colors so often are thrown into a recipe as ONE of the ingredients, part of the flavor base or mirepoix. Yet, they are  not only beautiful to look at, peppers are packed with flavor, nutritious  and can be a meal all on their own. Peppers do not belong in the […]

Possibly the best rice pudding I’ve ever had at Sidewalk Cafe

Posted on June 25, 2012 by in rice

Parmesan Rice Pudding

I love the creaminess of rice pudding, I also love the fact that it is not so overly sweet as I am not a fan of sweet desserts, maybe with the exception of Malva Pudding, so when I saw rice pudding on the menu at Sidewalk Cafe, I was a happy camper, until my daughter […]