Sticky Rice Cakes w Aniseed, Orange & Pistachio

Sticky Rice Cakes with Aniseed, Orange & Pistachio
Yum! The flavour combinations that can be added to sticky rice are endless, of course, and it's probably best if you do your Muppet Show Swedish Chef impersonation and go for it. Or, you can follow another recipe like mine here :-) Oh, for colour, I soaked the rice in carrot juice, but this is completely optional.
I should also note that glutinous rice is gluten free: the word 'glutinous' refers to the 'gluey' character of the rice :-)
Cuisine: vegan, cooked
Recipe type: snack
Serves: 24
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You need
  • 1 cup of glutinous rice (also called 'sticky' or 'sweet' rice)
  • 4 + 2 tbsp pistachio nuts, shelled (2tbsp for coating)
  • 1 + ½ tsp aniseed (1/2 tbsp for coating) - or aniseed powder, slightly less
  • zest of 1 small orange
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • a pinch of Himalayan rock salt
  • carrot juice (optional for colour)
To do
  1. steam the rice for 20 minutes (1 cup of rice to 1 cup of water), or
  2. use 1 cup carrot juice (optional for colouring), soak 40 min, then drain, add ¾ cup water + a pinch of salt, steam 25min
  3. in a food processor (small bowl), chop the pistacchio nuts till fine
  4. if you have whole aniseed, grind them in a coffee grinder
  5. place rice in a bowl and mix well with all other ingredients, except for the nuts & seeds meant for coating
  6. press the flavoured rice into flexible moulds (I used a silicon mini muffin tray), and let cool down completely
  7. gently push them out, and roll through the rest of the nuts and aniseed
  8. store in fridge, but they will be fine for a few hours in a lunch box. They will keep for about 3 to 4 days.
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 cake Calories: 98 Fat: 4.9gr Saturated fat: 0.8gr Unsaturated fat: 2gr Trans fat: 0gr Carbohydrates: 11gr Sugar: 0.3gr Sodium: 35mcg Fiber: 1.1gr Protein: 2.9gr Cholesterol: 0mcg

 

Brown Rice w Mushrooms, Spring Onion, Hemp & Avocado

Brown Rice w Mushrooms, Spring Onion, Hemp & Avocado
When I cook rice (or steam, actually) I like to cook some extra so it's at hand for a super quick meal the next day. With precooked rice, this meal takes 15 minutes to cook, not more :-)
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: main
Serves: 1
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You need
  • ¾ cup cooked brown rice - or more if you wish
  • 2 large spring onions, sliced diagonally (looks nice :-) )
  • small hand of peanuts
  • 3-4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated or chopped finely
  • large dash of Tamari
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tbsp veggie stock powder
  • ½ small avocado, cubed or sliced
  • small hand of hemp seeds
  • oil for cooking
To do
  1. in a skillet, heat the oil, then add spring onion and garlic
  2. stir and add peanuts, stock powder and spices
  3. add mushrooms, and quickly stirfry till mushrooms have absorbed some of the juices
  4. stir through the rice, heat through
  5. scoop on plate or on bowl, top with seeds and avocado and you're done :-)

 

Steamed Rice w Capsicum, Onion, Garlic & Mint

Steamed Rice w Capsicum, Onion, Garlic & Mint
With a kitchen being renovated (no stove, no tap, no bench top, really good!), I used only a steamer to make this easy meal for two.
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: main
Serves: 2
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You need
  • one cup of rice
  • 1 capsicum, sliced
  • 1 small white onion, sliced thinly
  • 1-1.5 clove of garlic, raw and grated (or less if you're less of a garlic lover ;-) )
  • a small hand of fresh mint leafs, chopped
  • olive oil
  • chilli salt or something similar spicy
To do
  1. steam the rice for 30 minutes (in the designated bowl, with 1 cup of water)
  2. after 22 minutes, add another steam basket, and put the capsicum and onion in it
  3. steam to the end of the 30 minutes
  4. in the meantime, grate the garlic
  5. when rice is ready, mix all cooked ingredients, add the chilli salt, raw garlic and mint, and pour a dash of olive oil over the top
  6. taste and tweak the hot stuff if you like :-)