In collaboration with Veetee Rice.
I love home cooking, I really do. I enjoy the whole chopping, preparing and assembling process which results in a nice, tasty home cooked meal for the family, but time isn’t always on my side.
Sometimes, at the end of a long, busy day ferrying children to clubs and events, after a day’s work or even after a day’s adventuring out on the hills all you want is the food. None of the faff just all of the eating.
Proper comfort food ready in minutes.
This is where Veetee, the UK’s leading expert rice brand, comes to the rescue! With a wide range of ready-to-heat in just two minutes plain and flavoured rice options you’ll never be short of possibilities!
We had roast pork for dinner last weekend. A gorgeous rare breed Iron Age pork reared locally on our remote and wild Shetland islands by the fantastic Gateside Croft.
There were leftovers – not a lot of leftovers, but leftovers nonetheless. These leftovers were chopped up into 1 cm cubes and stuck in the freezer for later use when inspiration struck.
Inspiration struck when I was going through a hamper full of lovely Veetee rice flavours – spicy Mexican style, pilau, basmati, wholegrain brown with quinoa, long grain and New Orleans style – perfect with glazed ribs, the packaging said.
Glazed ribs, eh?
I didn’t have any ribs, but I did have chopped Iron Age pork in the freezer. So I whipped up a sticky brown sugar glaze to coat the chopped pork, and created this fantastic super-tasty one-pan fifteen minute lunch for my husband for when he came home from work.
The secret to the glaze is to use whole spices – toast and grind your own for maximum flavour. I used a few Indonesian long peppers for something a bit different, but regular black peppercorns would work a treat as well. Alternatively, use a ready made Chinese five spice blend.
The resulting dish was incredibly moreish – rich in flavour and left a nice warming sensation on the palette. The New Orleans style rice is flavoured with tomato, cayenne, smoked paprika and chilli and it contains red kidney beans. With the addition of a tin of drained sweetcorn with peppers you’ve got the vegetable side of things covered too.
A meal in less than 15 minutes.
At the moment the New Orleans style rice is only available in Waitrose, but you can find many of their other flavours in Tesco, Asda, Amazon, Morrison’s, Ocado or Sainsbury’s. A quick look at their online shopping sites shows that you can get most of the flavours for less than £1.
OTHER VEETEE RECIPE IDEAS
Baked Rice Samosas by Fuss Free Flavours
Indonesian Fried Rice – Nasi Goreng with Prawns by Supergolden Bakes
Wholegrain Rice, Quinoa & Vegetable Bites by Utterly Scrummy Food for Families
Paneer Pilau Fritters by Emily’s Recipes & Reviews
Mozarella Stuffed Aubergine Rice Balls by Amuse Your Bouche
Quick n Easy – Spicy Rice and Bean Feast by A Glug of Oil
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