Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Most weekdays I don't have a lot of time for cooking at home. I cook all day at work, with only a short break in between my morning and my evening shift, and so it is during that time that I must get a dinner ready for Todd and myself. I know that when I get home later in the evening, not only will I be too tired to cook, but neither one of us likes to eat that late at night . . .
People wonder how I can spend my days cooking at work, and then come home and continue to cook there.
It's easy really . . . when you love cooking as much as I do!!
This is a real stand by type of dish, easy and quick to throw together when I don't have a lot of time to spend.
It is rib sticking delicious! My kind of dish.
Lazy day food.
Store cupboard food.
Comfort food at it's best.
*Marie's Spicy Rice*
A tasty one pot dish made with veggies, meat and rice. Delicious! You only need a tossed salad on the side to complete the meal. This is rib sticking comfort food! Just perfect for those rushed weekdays when you are starving, but don't have a lot of time to put a meal together!
2 TBS butter
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
1 sweet green pepper, seeded and chopped
8 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
2 stalks of celery, trimmed and chopped
16 ounces cubed cooked ham
16 ounces smoked sausage, sliced
(Mattesson's makes a good one, and it comes in low fat)
1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika with Sweet Red pepper and thyme
(I got mine at Marks and Spencers)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
5 cups cooked rice
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it starts to foam, add the onion, green pepper, spring onions and celery. Cook, stirring from time to time until tender. Add the ham, sausage, chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, paprika spice and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes, until the tomatoes are quite reduced and the mixture is thickened. Stir in the rice and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve hot.