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Roasted Pumpkin, Brown Rice and Lentil Salad // cake crumbs beach sand

Rice cookers are the business, mine gets a workout a couple of times a week and has done for years. Over time I have noticed they get a little more fancy in their ability. The bonus of these new rice cooker features nowadays is you can seamlessly cook white rice, brown rice, porridge and even soup, so they now broaden the dish possibilities (take note kitchen lazy bums, no more excuses). I love rice, could eat it every single day, so it’s no surprise my rice cooker works hard.

SunRice recently sent me a box of SunRice Rice & Lentils to sample (why thank you!), and a premium rice cooker to make them with. I usually just plug appliances in, turn them on and off we go. With this one however I read the little booklet first, and was excited to see this ‘intelligent rice cooker’ comes equipped with 12 functions including cake cooking. GET OUTTA TOWN. Cake cooking! If this rice cooker had a heart, I’d put a ring on it.

This simple roasted pumpkin, brown rice and lentil salad was whipped up using the SunRice goodies I received, along with some of my other favourite vegetables, herbs and some feta. I love the texture of brown rice, and with the addition of lentils you get this lovely little grain explosion in your mouth. You could roast some cauliflower instead of pumpkin if you prefer, or drizzle over your favourite dressing, or do whatever you like with it really. Salads aren’t meant to live by the rules.

Oh and before you go, be sure to enter my giveaway of a box of SunRice goodies plus a premium rice cooker. Details on how to enter at the end of the post.

Roasted Pumpkin, Brown Rice and Lentil Salad // cake crumbs and beach sand

Ingredients // serves 3-4

2 cups SunRice brown rice & lentils

4 cups chicken or vegetable stock

500g pumpkin, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces

1 tablespoon olive oil

Splash of balsamic vinegar

Sea salt

3-4 spring onions, sliced

Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved

100g feta, diced

Pine nuts

A good handful of coriander

Method: 

Cook rice and lentils in stock according to rice cooker instructions.

Place diced pumpkin into a bowl, add a generous splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, season with sea salt and mix to coat pumpkin well. Spread pumpkin out on a baking tray and roast at 200C for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and tender.

Once rice and lentils are cooked, combine all ingredients in a bowl and top with your favourite herbs (coriander for me). Serve.

Roasted Pumpkin, Brown Rice and Lentil Salad // cake crumbs and beach sandRoasted Pumpkin, Brown Rice and Lentil Salad // cake crumbs and beach sandRoasted Pumpkin, Brown Rice and Lentil Salad // cake crumbs and beach sand

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
Winners are M Herbert and C King.

To be in the running to win one of two boxes of SunRice Rice & Lentils and a premium rice cooker to cook them with, simply leave a comment below answering the following question. 

What is your all time favourite go-to rice dish?

Ts & Cs

Giveaway is open to residents of Australia over 18 years of age. 

One entry per person by way of comment below.

Prizes consist of a box of SunRice Rice & Lentils + a premium rice cooker. There are two packages to be won. Prizes cannot be exchanged for money or other products not mentioned.

Giveaway commences Thursday 1 January 2015 and ends Friday 9 January 2015 at 12:00 noon WST. Winner emailed and announced here on Monday 12 January 2015 .

Winner selected by me based on creativity of comment left, chance plays no part. Winner will need to provide mailing address via email (once announced) to receive prize. 

Delivery of prizes can take up to six weeks. cake crumbs & beach sand is not responsible for prizes lost or damaged in the mail. 

All entrants must abide by the Ts & Cs as outlined above to be eligible for entry.

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Disclosure: SunRice gifted me with a box of SunRice Rice & Lentils and a premium rice cooker. Opinions are my own (as always).

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  • fiona arthur - I love tasty and easy dinners so turban chopsticks biriyani is my favourite. It’s quick and simple and tastes amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Powers - Egg fried rice can throw so many bits from the fridge in tastes great and it quick and easyReplyCancel

  • Marian Gibson - Always like to see your creative recipes and tasty ways of using food that I never would’ve thought of, who’d have thought of a salad with rice, lentils and butternut ? I use butternut with feta and rocket and pine nuts quite often, and we love brown rice salads, great to find a new combo that works. Thank you! And roasting cauli to put in a salad, thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Oyster & Pea - Go to rice dish is always fried rice! Super easy to make and even better when you’re using up the day old rice as fried rice is always better when not made with fresh rice! Adding some Sriracha sauce to it at the end of cooking gives it a nice kick. I love studding my fried rice with peas, prawns, Chinese sausage and lots of onion.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Gorton - I tend to use rice more as an accompanying side. My all time favourite is a hearty winter curry chicken and rice, its like a return to my childhood comforts as it warms my body and soul.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Peri Peri Chicken Rice
    My kids love this: cooked rice mixed with a tin of crushed tomatos, peri peri sauce, bbq chicken pieces and peas. I don’t know why, but they just love it, and I do too, especially as it’s easy, quick and cheap!ReplyCancel

  • Casey - I typically always make too much when I cook so I have plenty of leftovers, this is especially so when it comes to rice, so what I like to do with leftover rice is either make rice, corn and chilli fritters on the BBQ or homemade arancini balls. Yumo :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Moore - I can’t go past my mum’s version of curry and rice. It’s basically savoury mince using good old fashioned Keens curry powder and carrots, peas, mushrooms and zucchini. It’s so easy to make and must be served with fluffy white rice!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - What a clever combination. I crave for rice every week and fried rice is a comforting staple. Sometimes I just want plain rice with a crispy fried egg and good sambal.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn Radford - My go-to rice dish is risotto. I’m currently in love with beetroot risottos if for no other reason than the amazing colour.ReplyCancel

  • Helen - My all time favourite rice dish is Takikomi gohan, a Japanese dish. A variety of mushrooms, carrot, bamboo, konnyaku (and any other delicious vegetables you like really!) all go into the rice cooker together with your rice and some stock, and you let the rice cooker do its magic. Just delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Vulin - All time favourite rice dish is fried rice with prawns and vegetables, and thankfully there’s an amazing Thai restaurant nearby in the event I’m not up to cooking and cleaning myself! A great meal by itself or wonderful with too many dishes to name!ReplyCancel

  • Renate Abra - This prize would be amazing to win and cook healthy, and yummy meals for my family.ReplyCancel

  • Katia - Rice with pumpkin, spinach and any three cheeses I have in the fridge! Finished off with chiliReplyCancel

  • Mirjana - Kitchen creations, taste sensations;
    Textural delight, colours bold and bright;
    Bursting flavours, a meal everyone savours;
    Rice cooked to perfection, made to your selection,
    The scrumptious, nutritious, versatile and delicious;
    And oh so delectable Paella!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - My families favourite quick and easy meal is Thai Red Curry with rice. Simply use diced chicken, onion, coconut cram, red Thai curry paste, brown sugar an fish sauce. Extremely easy and we love the way the juices soak into the rice, you’ll be licking the bowl for more.ReplyCancel

  • Morena - My very basic risotto (arborio rice, onion, stock and a dash of wine) with whatever is handy in the fridge. My favourite combos to add at the end would be – roasted pumpkin, feta and spinach or roasted zucchini and mushroom.ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne Noble - rice is versatile
    Rice make us smile
    Risotto, boiled or mexican style
    All time family favourite is fried rice by a mileReplyCancel

  • shane horewood - my favourite is simple old fashioned rice pudding, no bells, no whistlesReplyCancel

  • Julie Downham - Fried Rice using brown rice, aromatic herbs, vegetables and egg.ReplyCancel

  • Kell Ballinger - My go to Meal Is Special fried Rice
    I like to add a little spice
    Fry the chicken cut and slice
    Beaten egg and ham that’s dice
    It’s truly yummy, very nice
    I make enough to go back twiceReplyCancel

  • paul fergusson - I love using WILD RICE as it has genuine impact in a dish and it have a beautiful texture and flavours. I try to let the rice be the star, so I usually pair it with roasted balsamic vegetables. The pop of the pumpkin, carrots, sweet potato plus splashes of steamed green beans, really dazzle on the nest of wild rice. Quick to cook too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris King - My all-time favourite go-to rice dish is Paella. Spicy chorizo, calamari, prawns, chicken (rabbit when I can), beans, vibrant peppers, lemon, and of course exquisite saffron rice. It’s peasant food. It’s honest food. It’s food fit for a King. Chris King to be exact!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - Nothing tastes as nice, as good old fried rice. Not only can you throw in what you like, but the kids gobble it up without a fight!ReplyCancel

  • Dan Greenfield - In a perfect world, I’d have rice with everything… Vegetables, chilli and beans, curries, even bacon. I love boiled rice and eat it a lot, but nothing is better than a fried rice dish with everything yummy you can think of thrown into the wok. Mmm, my mouth is watering at the thought!ReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn - Nasi Goreng is for me, nice and tasty as can be. With a rice cooker to make SunRice what luxury for the whole family.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca S - My absolute favourite rice dish is a simple one- Sticky rice with mango. I love the combination of slightly salty rice with coconut milk and sweet, ripe mango on the side. I could happily eat it everyday! PS That salad looks divine.ReplyCancel

  • Val H - My fave go-to (especially in the school holidays) is my cinnamon and apple custard rice dish. First cook the rice as per normal with a knob of butter. After 20 min add brown sugar and cinnamon cooked apple pieces followed by the custard (egg, vanilla, cream and sugar). Soaked dried fruit optional!Simple but deliciousReplyCancel

  • Tim - I love cheesy risotto stuffed capsicums. Delicious but cheap and fairly healthyReplyCancel

  • Gemma - Plain, simple basmati rice, gently cooked to fluffy perfection, then dotted with butter and sea salt. It goes with absolutely everything!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - So many rice dishes are made more beautiful with the addition of roast pumpkin. Pumpkin was traditionally considered to be a boring old “staple”. Now it is on just about every gourmet menu. My favourite is Chicken & Pumpkin Risotto. Roast small cubes of pumpkin & chicken and stir into the Risotto as it is just cooked. Sprinkle with parmesan and parsley for a tasty and colourful dish.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Lemon cajun chicken kebabs cooked on the BBQ served with tortillas and SunRice’s soft and fragrant jasmine rice. A delicious, spicy family favourite, perfect for a warm summer meal outdoors.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Tassan - My favourite go to rice dish is baked cauliflower & curry pilaf – easy and totally yum.ReplyCancel

  • AmyleeWilliams - My fab rice dish is broccoli and tuna pie,it tastes great,is say to make and the kids get a huge serve of broccoli(which the fussy boy doesn’t usually eat!).for a sweet dish,I always make coconut milk rice with sultanas and slivered almonds,it’s delicious either hot or cold,and keeps in the fridge a few days :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Conway - Rice is our go to dish for quick, healthy and delicious meals. Our favourite at the moment is Salmon Fillet served with brown rice & vegetables, onion, mushroom and spinach and a wedge of lemon.ReplyCancel

  • lisa - For our household its grilled peaches tossed with leftover brown rice! it started when i was kid and my mum would use chilled tinned peaches and brown rice to fill us up on hot days! I still use tinned peaches if i have i cant access fresh but caramalised fresh peaches with a sprinkle of brown sugar and vanilla over chilled brown rice & natural yoghurt is hard to beat on a lazy summer day!ReplyCancel

  • Jo - My brown rice and lentil salad with almonds, pine nuts, currants, pomegranate, coriander, mint, parsley, red onion, with yoghurt, honey & cumin dressing!!! My family love this yummy dish!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca M - My go to rice dish is Japanese curry! I lived in Japan as a teenager and Japanese curry is hearty, delicious and my ultimate comfort food. I would love a rice cooker so I can replicate the lovely short fluffy Japanese rice.ReplyCancel

  • Scott Crumlin - I can never get enough of Skillet Sausage ‘n’ Rice. Just decide how much quick cooking brown rice you want to fill yourself or more. Smoked sausages, green bell pepper and onion help the flavours go together. I like to dice an egg and tumble it through.
    I LOVE exploring all the things that can be done with rice. My favourite food! EVERY chance I get I try cooking it ANOTHER way.ReplyCancel

  • LizzyLou - Cooked Brown SunRice sundried tomatoes and kalmatta olives baby spinach and tin tuna in olive oil. Mixed all together makes a quick and easy lunch. I have this five days a week. Sometimes I add chillies and other times I add capers. Yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Jane Grey - It’s a family favourite – rice with milk and sultanas. Not fancy but Mum would cook for our pudding. Although not realising it at the time it was a way for her to prepare a quick, easy and cheap (or frugal ) meal especially when there was no money in the coffers and it deliciously filled a hole!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew Ling - For authentic flavour, find the SunRice display; it’s the ultimate Chinese take away.ReplyCancel

  • cleo sids - I love basmati rice with diced onions, carrot, corn and bacon. Simple easy recipe that tastes great and everyone enjoys.ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine Ohk - Fried Rice, with bacon, egg, mixed veges, and lots of flavour through it. Always a hit and when done right, pretty good for you to.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel K - Wild rice stuffed turkey breast served with a bundle of love, wrapped up in health and prosperity, good fortune, optimism and eternal happiness and joy!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Chang - Salt Fish Fried Rice is my all time favorites go-to rice dish because this dish has crisp salt fish , fried eggs and vegetables. It also tastes good with brown rice too.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Phillips - Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango,
    You should give this dessert a go.
    When my kids know it’s waiting for them for after tea,
    They gobble their veggies down faster than me!ReplyCancel

  • Paul McCallum - Chicken fried rice – takes minutes and I usually use leftovers as well.ReplyCancel

  • sam - Go to rice dish is always fried rice! Super easy to make and even better when you’re using up the day old rice as fried rice is always better when not made with fresh rice! Adding some Sriracha sauce to it at the end of cooking gives it a nice kick. I love studding my fried rice with peas, prawns, Chinese sausage and lots of onion.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Buckland - My grandmother’s butter baked rice recipe which essentially involves cooking rice in stock and butter instead of water. IT’s divine!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Boyle - The night before my weekly shop I love to make a fried rice using all the remaining veggies , cold meats including left over roast, eggs and even chunks of cheese. This not only tastes good and clears the fridge for the next days buys but makes you feel good for not wasting food. In all a nutritious , economical and very tasty rice meal.ReplyCancel

  • Marc Herbert - I cook a really good beef massaman from scratch, but am terrible at cooking rice!! I put so much effort into the curry that I often forget about the rice. Rice is fast becoming my arch nemesis. I need help. I need a rice cooker!ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie McLachlan - Vege and tuna rice pie uses leftover veges, is fabulous hot or cold,easy and quick to throw together and a firm, family favourite!ReplyCancel

  • hellen waltham - i love to make pronto pasties with mixed veg and brown rice, they are perfect for little hands to handle and great hot or cold the kids love to have them in their lunch boxes as an alternative to sandwichesReplyCancel

  • Haylie - My favourite go-to rice dish is a tomato, garlic and basil rice pilaf. So simple, easy and absolutely delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Barry Johnson - My go-to is now Roasted Pumpkin, Brown Rice and Lentil Salad. After becoming entranced by the delicious photos, I immediately tried the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Judith - Jambalaya! I make mine with chorizo and prawns. Just one pot to wash, plenty of leftovers for work lunch, and it’s just an all-round fun word and dish!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Downey - Egg-friend rice – with ginger. It’s HEN out of HEN for taste. It’s hard to BEAT and a CRACKING dish!ReplyCancel

  • Steph Christie - I always fall back to Chicken Paella. It’s so easy that even I can’t stuff it up! It make so little mess that cleaning after is a breeze.ReplyCancel

  • KA - Healthy Food, healthy heart my go-to rice favorite dish is Lebanese Lentils, Rice and Caramelized onions – It’s so yummy it literally brings tears to my eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Fong Truong - My go to rice dish is Crispy Skin Salmon on a bed of rice.ReplyCancel

  • Nicola herring - My nan’s Green Masala Biriyani. An Anglo-indian miracle on a plate! Aromatic, spicy, nutritious and utterly delicious!ReplyCancel

  • silvia - being Asian it has to be mummy’s fried rice! simply throw in all the leftover in the fridge and a good splash of soy sauce, TADA everyone can be a good cook =)ReplyCancel

  • PlanningQueen - This is a favourite stand by meal. Perfect as you always have the ingredients on hand – tuna rice. Quickly stir fry tinned tuna, garlic, ginger, finely chopped red capsicum and grated carrot, spoon in cooked rice from the rice cooker and you are done.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - My all time favorite Black Wild Rice Salad!

    It’s fresh, tasty, nutritious and notoriously easy to prepare.
    A bold flavour explosion of pomegranate, beetroot, corn, spinach, oranges and snap peas!

    MMM… Colourful food always cheers me up!ReplyCancel

  • Hem - All time fav is Crunchy wild rice with colorful cherries, chopped leeks, and fresh herbs n dressed with nuts. A healthy rice option for brekkie, brunch, lunch, dinner and outdoors. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • kelly jones - When I want more than just white rice I love a nice creamy mushroom risotto sprinkled with a good parmesan.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole kent - Chicken and asparagus risotto for me
    The favourite dish of my hungry three
    Nutritious, easy and fills them up
    Perfect in that mid-week rut!ReplyCancel

  • Lorna M - “Claypot” Chicken Rice, but cooked in a rice cooker with chicken pieces, spices, veggies, sausages and the right amount of sauces. Delicious, fragrant and a favorite with friends and family.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer B. - We love fragrant and colourful “PERSIAN JEWELLED RICE” in our house. It’s perfect with BBQ lamb. Lentils could easily be included.

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 onion, diced
    80 g blanched almonds
    100 g pistachios
    1 pinch saffron thread
    3 cardamom pods
    400 g basmati rice
    750 ml chicken stock
    100 g sultanas
    salt
    1 pomegranate, skin and pith discarded
    1 cup coriander leaves

    1. Heat a heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat, add oil, onion, almonds, pistachios, saffron and cardamom pods.
    2. Cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring often until nuts turn golden, and saffron and onion are fragrant.
    3. Add rice, cook for 2 minutes, stirring to coat with oil.
    4. Add stock, sultanas and a pinch of salt.
    5. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, until stock is absorbed and rice is tender, adding a splash more water if necessary.
    6. Allow to stand covered for 10 minutes.
    7. Stir through pomegranate seeds and coriander leaves.ReplyCancel

  • Jody Westhoff - Really delicious, we all love,
    Israeli Rice and Lentil Stew, with
    Cumin and Garlic, it’s a culturally,
    Enjoyable feast, for me and you!ReplyCancel

  • Jo - I love fried rice as it is a great way to use leftover veges as well as rice. If I have a handful of prawns all the better!ReplyCancel

  • Diana O - Fried Rice, it’s so versatile, easy to adapt to whatever you have on hand and a great way to use up left over rice and/or left over meat. Perfect as a main, as a side, a snack, whatever.ReplyCancel

  • Di. - Rice pudding. One of my tried and tested ‘never fail’ concoctions, always pleases a crowd. Makes for a delicious dessert on a cold winter’s day, but I like it for breakfast too no matter the season.ReplyCancel

  • SANDY HORSFALL - WE ARE ALL DESERT LOVERS IN OUR FAMILY AND FINDING ONE THAT PLEASES EVERYONE IS NO EASY TASK! HOWEVER, MY DISCOVERY LAST YEAR OF ‘CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE RICE PUDDING’ TOTALLY SATISFIES THE CHOCOHOLIC IN ME AND HUBBY IS ALWAYS PARTIAL TO CHEESECAKES OF ANY VARIETY. IT IS NOW A REGULAR ITEM ON OUR MENU WITH OUR BOYS LOVING IT ALSO!!ReplyCancel

  • Vincent Tang - A Chinese fried rice, leftover rice fried with some ginger and garlic, and whatever is in the fridge and freezer! My fav is with fried eggs, Chinese sausage, frozen corn and peas, and spring onions from the garden. Add some soy, oyster sauce, sesame oil and you’re done in a flash.ReplyCancel

  • bet hogan - I love fried rice! I have trouble making the rice. Its either to glugy or dry, with no fluff!! If I get the rice right I would love to experiment with different dishes.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary Mattingley - My favourite rice dish is definitely kichadi, a wonderful combination of rice and lentils. I love the taste, texture and comfort of it, I love the versatility of spices you can use to give it different tastes. You can make it thick or thin. And, what a bonus, ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine says it’s a fantastic way to detox, cleanse and nourish – physically, mentally AND spiritually! What better rice and lentil dish can you get than kichadi?!ReplyCancel

  • Mick G - Rice Pudding “Gonzo” – super fast, simple, healthy and tastyReplyCancel

  • Stacey Shailer - Baked risotto! With a simple base using garlic, onion, tomato, basil, stock and rice, I can add whatever other ingredients I have lying around (chicken, prawns, chorizo, + vegies), and it bakes itself to perfection in the oven for 45 minutes while I bath/dress/wrangle 2 toddlers and a baby :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda - Red kidney bean and rice burritos with fresh tomato and sour creamReplyCancel

  • Cindie Schofield - Nasi Goreng, not only for it’s epicurean pleasure but also for it’s ability to awaken memories of a country that I have a kinship with, Indonesia. There is nothing like the senses of smell and taste to transport one to a time and place from the past, a most enjoyable escape if only in spirit.ReplyCancel

  • Teena Lewis - My all time favourite is fried rice, I can use up all the older vegies and the kids love it!ReplyCancel

  • Alex Eleftheriou - I always go to avgolemono, my grandma makes a mean dish (the more salt you add the better!)ReplyCancel

  • david sheridan - My favourite rice dish is my grandmothers own fried rice with pumkins seeds,lentals,lean chicken,tomato,silverbeet,onion and light soy deliciousReplyCancel

  • Angela pajak - Stir fry with brown rice green veggies sambal, almonds and corriander.ReplyCancel

  • Belle F - Better-Than-Grandma’s Coconut Rice Pudding.

    1 1/2 cups cooked rice
    1 can coconut milk (or 1 1/2 c.)
    2 cups milk
    1/4 cup sugar
    pinch of salt
    1 tbs vanilla bean paste
    grated nutmeg

    Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a slight boil, and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.
    Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish and sprinkle with grated nutmeg.
    Put in the fridge to cool or serve immediately.ReplyCancel

  • Mel - I love Biryani – love indian food!ReplyCancel

  • Julia Mason - Garlic Seafood Risotto, really makes me go troppo!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Gardiner - My favourite go to rice dish is rice served with freshly squeezed lemon and paprika sprinkled though. So refreshing and simple!ReplyCancel

  • JanineMarie Gardiner - Chicken, Tomato & Basil Risotto is my family’s favourite winter meal for the last five years or so, the flavours just burst in your mouth, and if there’s any leftovers there’s always an argument over who gets them for lunch the next day. I try to hide the leftovers so I can have them.ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle Firth - Delicious Paella with prawns, chorizo, thyme and fresh lemon- delicious and so simple!ReplyCancel

  • karina l - Fried rice. It’s a great way to cook up all your leftovers and turn it into w brand new tasty dish with a splash of soy!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Mac - The beautiful Lebanese dish of Mujadarra which consists of brown rice, lentils, chicken stock, seasoning, cumin seeds, caramelised onions and is served as a side dish and topped with Greek yoghurt and freshly chopped coriander. I’ve made this on the stove and would love to try it in a rice cooker and leave Tefal and SunRice to work their magic!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs B - I love Nigella lawson’s safron scented chicken pilaf, the lemony rice is so delicious, I could live on this dishReplyCancel

  • Zee Li - I go the glutinous rice with minced meat and chinese sausage. I grew up eating this and every time I eat it or make it, it reminds me of when I was little at my grandmother’s house.ReplyCancel

  • Maria - Mushroom Risotto. It’s my husband’s speciality….and I can relax and have a glass or two of wine whilst he’s preparing it.ReplyCancel

  • Olivia Oh - Texmati, brown and wild rice stuffed in bell peppers.With Parmesan, italian sausage, onions and parsley. Great finger food for guestsReplyCancel

  • Meagan cooper - Coconut brown fried rice makes me feel a little exotic all I need is a beach,a tan and a tonic!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Labram - With 2 fussy children and a husband working absurd hours I need something quick, easy and tasty (which also reheats well) My go to recipe is a layered tuna and rice pie – always a winner at our family dinner!ReplyCancel

  • tanya mitchell - PANFRI Rice Surprise.it stands for PANtry, FRIdge surprise. Basically its anything floating around the pantry and fridge that goes with rice and can be turned into a family meal.ReplyCancel

  • Kevin Kelly - Fried Rice, its easy when we both come home from work and cant decide on what to cook but not much, its easy and the alternativeReplyCancel

  • Michelle Borten - Chicken and Prawn Paella…especially when eaten in Spain!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Mickan - I combine a pkt of precooked brown rice with half a jar of tomato pasta sauce with chopped shallots and heat for 1 minute, then sprinkle feta on top and serve as a main or side dish! very yummy, simple and quick!ReplyCancel

  • Penny George - Avocado and mango rice salad. Nothing says summer fresh better than this salad with added basil and lemon juice. It is visually stunning and a taste sensation.ReplyCancel

  • Angelbert Pattison - Definitley fried rice with garlic that’s all its simple to make.ReplyCancel

  • Krystal - Leftover surprise. Everything goes with rice. We tend to have 3 different nights dinner in the fridge, but each isn’t enough for a whole dinner. So I heat the leftovers, add more veg and mix it through rice. Leftover rice is created and then enjoyed.ReplyCancel

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