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Salmon Risotto with Salmon wrapped in Pancetta

Posted on August 15, 2018 by in rice, seafood

Salmon risotto with Salmon wrapped in Pancetta

Salmon Risotto on its own is such a divine delicacy, to top it with a salmon fillet wrapped in the finest pancetta, utter decadence. The Salmon risotto is the creamy element to this fine plate of food and yes, you can make it. It really looks far more complicated than it really is. To me, […]

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Blue Cheese

Posted on May 25, 2015 by in rice

Top 5 Vegetarian recipes

Wild Mushroom Risotto is my ultimate comfort food! It’s like a hug in a bowl, so when I am strapped for time and in need of something belly-warming, risotto is on the menu! Risotto is also the one dish that so many people are intimidated by! I think we are intimidated because we hear about […]

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 […]

Spicy Paella from the West Coast with mussels and angelfish!

Posted on February 19, 2014 by in rice, rsg, seafood

spicy paella

Spicy paella, is my saving grace when a hungry crowd arrives on my doorstep.  The base of the paella is after all rice and we all know, rice is a rand stretcher! Spicy paella can also be as expensive as you want it to be, if you add prawns or crayfish, imported saffron and expensive […]

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 […]

Paella made to perfection!

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in rice, seafood


Paella is flavored rice with all sorts of other goodies such as chicken, peppers, seafood, chorizo and sprinklings of parsley…. or so I thought up till today!I have made paella so many times before and yes has always been delicious and always packed with flavor, but for me to get to that flavor, I had […]

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 […]

Winter-warming roasted garlic, corn and butternut risotto

Posted on June 6, 2012 by in rice

This time of year, I want winter-warming recipes, recipes that stick to my ribs and warm me up from the inside. A creamy risotto does just that. I think it is so awesome  that three such simple ingredients can be changed in something so delicious and creamy ….rice, cheese and stock! I had only a […]

Spicy Rice with Snap Peas, Feta and Mint

Posted on August 22, 2011 by in rice

The Spicy Rice with Snap Peas, Feta and mint that I made tonight was not only really, really tasty, but it erased lots of bad images I had my mind of  Spicy Rice..Let me tell you more….. While studying at varsity, I stayed in a hostel and although I had many tasty and comforting meals […]

Risotto has only one “s”!

Posted on July 3, 2010 by in rice, vegetarian

Rissoto/risotto, I am ashamed to say, only crept into my foodie repertoire a few years back. I can’t tell you why I was is intimidated to try this Italian classic, but the truth of the matter is, I was too afraid to even try. Nic van Wyk of Diemersdal and Kokkedoor fame made this for […]