Side Dishes

Vegetarian Jollof Rice

Vegetarian Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is mildly spicy tomato rice cooked with fresh green chilli, garlic and onions. Jollof rice originates in West Africa, and goes so perfectly with almost everything i’ve ever put it beside. Cooking rice on the hob/stove is something I always used to shy […]

Salt And Pepper Chicken

Salt And Pepper Chicken

When working in a Chinese restautaunt, our most popular dish was Salt and Pepper chicken and for good reason – it’s delicious! Wok fried spices and vegetables are mixed with battered chicken breast to create the ultimate combination of salt, spice and crunch. Here’s a […]

Smooth Guacamole Dip

Smooth Guacamole Dip

Print Smooth Guacamole Prep Time 3 mins Total Time 3 mins   This recipe is a smooth guacamole which is perfect as a dip or burger topper  Course: Side Dish Cuisine: Mexican Servings: 4 Author: hintofhelen Ingredients 2 ripe avocados 2 small cherry or plum […]

Masala Chips

Masala Chips

Print Masala Chips / Fries Prep Time 3 mins Cook Time 35 mins Total Time 38 mins   A super easy recipe for masala chip salt  Course: Side Dish Cuisine: Indian Servings: 2 Author: hintofhelen Ingredients 2 portions of oven chips 1 tbsp tomato puree […]

Nando’s Rice

Nando’s Rice

Here’s my recipe for rice-cooker Nando’s style spicy rice. Since buying a rice cooker my life has honestly been SO MUCH EASIER, and i’m not even being dramatic. I have always struggled to make rice in the pan for some reason; it always turned out […]

Jollof Chips / Fries

Jollof Chips / Fries

Print Joloff Chips Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 45 mins   Servings: 2 Ingredients Oven chips 1 onion 1 chopped green chilli 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp tomato puree 1 tsp oil Instructions Cook the […]

Perfectly Risen Yorkshire Puddings

Perfectly Risen Yorkshire Puddings

A traditional English roast dinner is not complete without Yorkshire puddings. I do not limit yorkshire puddings to roast beef alone; instead I make them with any meat I cook. I am from a northern family of Yorkshire pudding LOVERS; the four of us could […]

Salt and Pepper Chips

Salt and Pepper Chips

Salt and pepper chips are one of my favorite things to get at a Chinese takeaway. Here’s a quick and easy way to make the delicious side dish at home, using oven chips and fresh chilli.  I worked in a chinese restauraunt a few years […]

Baked Wholegrain Samosas

Baked Wholegrain Samosas

Vegetable samosas are one of my favorite snacks. I love to make them when guests are coming over, or we’re having a lazy weekend around the house and want something nice to nibble on. Samosas are not always very healthy though; usually made with white dough […]

Aromatic Pilau Rice

Aromatic Pilau Rice

Pilau rice is the most common rice we come across in indian restaurants. A mildly spiced rice which is the perfect side to our favourite curries. Below I share my favourite recipe for making pilau rice in a rice cooker. Print Aromatic Pilau Rice | Rice […]

Parsi Rice

Parsi Rice

Parsi rice is one of my favorite rice recipes. Here I share how to make it quickly and easily with a rice cooker, without compromising on flavour. Putting an additional 10 minutes of effort into making the perfect rice to match your dish really does […]

Delicious Rice & Peas

Delicious Rice & Peas

Print Rice and Peas | Easy Rice Cooker Recipe Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 50 mins   This delicious rice and peas recipe is made with a rice cooker; meaning you get perfect rice with minimal effort, every time!  Course: […]