Sunday, 18 August 2013

August- Veggie Pilaf

AUGUST 2013-

Hi and welcome to our vegetarian kitchen.  Summer is here and the hot sunny days made us think of holidays in the Mediterranean.  This week our recipe is "PILAF" which is served in many countries on the "Med" but ours, of course, will be vegetarian.  "PILAF" is rice, usually cooked in meat stock with the addition of meat and vegetables.  We use Quorn "Chicken style pieces".   It is a complete meal which only requires a side salad to accompany this.

(serves 4 to 6)


Quorn chicken style pieces(350g)
8 oz Long Grain Rice (250g approx)
3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
Half teaspoon Cumin Powder
500ml Vegetable Stock (GREEN OXO CUBE)
2 Courgettes (cut in rings)
1 Red or Green Pepper (chop into small pieces)
4 Fresh tomatoes (chopped)
1 Onion  (finely chopped)
2 cloves Garlic (crushed or chopped)
Parsley or Coriander to garnish
Black Pepper
Salt to taste


Heat oil in large saucepan, add onion,garlic, Quorn pieces,tomatoes and fry gently, add courgette slices and stir.  Add chopped pepper and fry for about 4 mins. Add vegetable stock, stir, and bring to boil.   Add rice and stir in Cumin Powder, pepper and salt. Reduce heat, put on lid and simmer for about 20 minutes.  Put in one large bowl, sprinkle parsley or coriander on  top and let everyone help themselves.   Serve with a green side salad.

ENJOY Your taste of the "Med".

Lovely with a glass of red wine.