Well last post I mentioned my mother made a wonderful vegetarian biryani, and I thought I'd post the recipe :) I'm not sure where the source is- as it's been handwritten.
Recipe: Vegetarian Biryani
Cooked brown rice (we used a few cups)
2 tsp oil
onion and shallots
1/2 small fresh chilli pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp fresh ginger root, grated
1 tsp curry powder
large pinch of tumeric
300mL plain low-fat yoghurt (we used Greek-style yoghurt)
1 tbsp honey
juice of 1/2 lime
1. Preheat oven. Heat oil and soften onion over a low heat for 8-10 minutes
2. Add chili, garlic and all spices. Cook for a few minutes, then remove from heat
3. Into onion, stir cooked rice, yoghurt, honey, sultanas and half of the almonds
4. Transfer mixture into a casserole dish. Bake (covered) for 30 minutes
5. Uncover, stir in lime juice, sprinkle remaining almonds on top and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Simple, full of flavour, nutritious and super-filling! You can of course vary the amount of brown rice etc used in the dish, however I'd recommend cooking a little extra as it's still fantastic the next day for leftovers or having for lunch!
And in other news...I was quite excited when my mother came home with this:
It's new Uncle Tobys multigrain oats! I'm not sure how recent this is- but since I have muesli most mornings for breakfast this is pretty cool. There's 5 grains of goodness (including buckwheat!) and the texture is finer and a little 'crunchier'. Has anyone else seen/tried these? I think we've made a permanent switch ;)
ALSO! We have eggplants growing in our garden, which are super cute. So now I'm on the hunt for easy eggplant dishes. The only one I can think of is ratatouille. Any other suggestions?