Rice & Peas, Jollof Rice & Fried Rice

Rice & Peas Recipe
Ingredients

1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
3 fresh thyme sprigs
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 cup long-grain white rice (such as jasmine)
1 (15-ounce) can dark kidney beans, rinsed and drained

How to Make It
Combine the first 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Stir in rice; reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove pan from heat; remove the thyme sprigs and garlic, and discard. Gently stir in the beans. Cover and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Jollof Rice Recipe

Ingredients
4 cups uncooked long-grain rice (not basmati)
6 cups stock (vegetable, chicken, or beef) or water, divided
6 medium-sized fresh plum/Roma tomatoes, chopped, OR a 400-gram tin of tomatoes
6 fresh, red poblano peppers (or 4 large red bell peppers), seeds discarded
3 medium-sized red onions (1 sliced thinly, 2 roughly chopped), divided
1 Scotch bonnet peppers (yellow is my favorite!), to taste
1/3 cup oil (vegetable/ canola/coconut, not olive oil)
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons (Carribean/Jamaican-style) curry powder
1 teaspoon (heaping) dried thyme
2 dried bay leaves
2 teaspoons unsalted butter (optional), divided
1 dash Salt, to taste

Directions
Rinse the rice to get rid of some starch then parboil: Bring the rice to a boil with 2 cups of the stock (or water) then cook on medium heat, covered, about 12 to 15 minutes. Rice will still be hard, a bit “white” (not translucent) and only partly cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a blender, combine tomatoes, red poblano (or bell) peppers, chopped onions, and chile pepper; blend till smooth, about a minute or two. You should have roughly 4 cups of blended mix.
In a large pan, heat oil and add sliced onion. Season with a pinch of salt, stir-fry for a minute or two, then add the tomato paste, curry powder, dried thyme and bay leaves. Stir for another 2 minutes. Add the blended tomato-pepper-chile mixture, stir, and set on medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes so the mix cooks and the raw taste of the tomatoes is gone. You might feel your eyes sting with onions.
Add 2 cups of the stock to the cooked tomato sauce, 1 teaspoon of butter, and then add the parboiled rice. Stir, cover with a double piece of foil/ baking or parchment paper and put a lid on the pan. This will seal in the steam and lock in the flavour. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Stir again, adjust seasoning to taste, then add the remaining 1 cup of stock. Stir, cover with foil/ baking or parchment paper and let cook for another 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so to prevent burning and till the rice is cooked and the grains are separate.
Don’t be afraid to add some more stock or water—by the half-cup, stirring gently—if you find it a bit hard. When it’s cooked, take off heat and remove the cover of the pot. Put a tea cloth over the top and leave for half an hour or more, till ready to serve.
To make Party Rice, you’ll need one more step. Now Party Rice is essentially Smoky Jollof Rice, traditionally cooked over an open fire. However, you can achieve the same results on the stove top. Here’s how: Once the rice is cooked, turn up the heat with the lid on and leave to “burn” for 3 to 5 minutes. You’ll hear the rice crackled and snap and it will smell toasted. Turn off the heat and leave with the lid on to “rest” till ready to serve. The longer the lid stays on, the smokier. Let the party begin!

Fried Rice Recipe

INGREDIENTS
3 tbsp. sesame oil, divided
3 large eggs
Kosher salt
2 carrots, diced
3 green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. peeled and minced ginger (from a 1″ piece)
4 c. cooked long grain rice (preferably leftover)
3/4 c. frozen peas
3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

DIRECTIONS
Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
Beat egg with 2 teaspoons water and a large pinch salt and add to skillet. Cook, stirring to form large soft curds, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate.
Return skillet to high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil, the carrots, and whites of the green onions. Cook until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute.
Add rice, peas, and cooked eggs to skillet. Pour in soy sauce and cook, stirring until heated through, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the remaining green onions.

CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE COOKIES

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

With an electric mixer cream butter and sugars until nice and creamy. Add cream cheese and continue to mix until all lumps are gone and it is nice and smooth. Add vanilla and egg and mix.

Slowly add flour, a little at a time. Add baking soda and salt and mix well, but not too much!

Turn off your mixer and add the chocolate chips, folding by hand with a rubber spatula.

Scoop cookie dough by the rounded tablespoon onto a cookie sheet; make sure they aren’t too close though!

Bake in your oven for 9-11 minutes, I do mine for 10.

Cool on a rack and once they are all the way cool put into a plastic bag or container and keep in the fridge!

Since they have cream cheese in them you don’t want them to spoil!

These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever! They stay nice and moist! Makes about 3 dozen.

Credit: susanrecipe

VIENNA SPAGHETTI RECIPE



Ingredients for the sauce:

1/4 cup olive oil
1medium onions, diced
4 grated tomatoes
1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 tsp of tomato paste
3 tsp of tomato sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar

Method:
Pour the oil into a large pot over medium heat.

Add diced onions and saute for 6-8 minutes or until onions are tender.
Add tomatoes, chopped parsley and salt.
Simmer on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until cooked down.Add tomato paste,tomato sauce and sugar and simmer for few extra minutes

SPAGHETTI RECIPE

Ingredients:

1/2 thin spaghetti
8 Vienna cut into even pieces

Directions:

Set a large pot of water to boil ,thread spaghetti through each vienna piece and cook for 6 minutes drain and put it aside.
Add the spaghetti to your sauce and Enjoy

Credit: Cooking With Metjie

Oxtail stew served with brown rice and pumpkin

Brown rice- Boil brown rice according to instructions then fry onions and peppers. Added garlic and vegetable spice.

Oxtail Stew- In a bowl, pour flour, salt, black pepper, mixed herbs and coat the oxtail in the flour. Brown the oxtail and then boil until cooked. In another pot, boil carrots, patty pan and baby marrow for 15minutes, when cooked drain the water. 

Fry onions, add garlic and add the oxtail in. Then add tomato paste, salt, curry powder and Durban curry cook in sauce and add a bit of water. Then add vegetables and simmer for few minutes

Credit: Portia’s Catering 

Lunch is served

Braai meat served with corn and tomato salad
fresh corn, baby tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, finely chopped red onion, chopped fresh coriander,olive oil, vinegar, chillie flakes and feta cheese

Cook corn in large pot with boiling salted water until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain; cool to room temperature. Cut corn, transfer corn to large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss to blend. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper.

Marinade

Tomato Sauce, worcestershire sauce, sweet chilli sauce, salt, black pepper, bbq spice, mixed herb, garlic and ginger

METHOD: Whisk all ingredients together., Marinade your meat for 3-4 hrs before you braai.

Credit: Portia’s Catering

Sweet chilli chicken wings served with masala potatoes, pumpkin and coselaw

Lunch is served- Sweet chilli chicken wings served with masala potatoes, pumpkin and coselaw

Marinade: Sweet chilli sauce, chicken spice, paprika, mixed herbs salt and pepper. Mix everything together and marinade the wings for 4hours. Put the wings in the wings in the oven 180 for 45minntes

Coselaw: chop cabbage, grate the carrots and chop red onion. Mix mayonaise, dijon mustard, honey, white wine vinegar, salt and black pepper. Mix with the cabbage and carrots

Masala potatoes: Boil potatoes, keep aside when cooked. Fry coriander seeds and cumin seeds for 2minutes. Add potatoes to the coriander and cumin seeds, add tumeric powder, chillie flakes, salt and mix everything together. Add a bit of water if it sticks to the pan.

Credit: Portia’s Catering

Beef stew served with samp and cabbage

Samp- Boil samp until cooked, add mixed herbs, butter and cream of mushroom soup. And add butter. Simmer for 15minutes. Add a bit of salt and pepper for taste

Beef stew- Fry the stew, add garlic, black pepper, mild and spicy,  mixed herbs, paprika salt, tomato paste and continue frying. When it starts sticking to the pot add water. When the beef stew is almost cooked add the carrots and potatoes and continue to cook. When the beef, potatoes and carrots are cooked, add a bit of beef and rosemary dry cook in sauce and simmer for few minutes.

Cabbage- Fry cumin seeds, coriander seeds and garlic together. Then add cabbage, onion together, add salt, mild and spicy and continue frying. Add peppers and a small amount of brown onion soup. When it sticks tothe pan, add a bit of water and simmer.

Credit: Portia’s Catering 

Ground beef , malva pudding and home made custard

Ingredients
2 cups uncooked Fusilli or Macaroni
2 Tablespoons unsaltedbutter
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
2 Teaspoons Fresh thyme
1 tablespoon jalapenos pepper mincedseeded
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 cup finely diced onion
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 � cup evaporated milk
4 ounce or more mozzarella cheese grated
4 ounce or more sharp cheddar cheese�grated
Salt preferably(adjust to taste)
1/2 – 1 � teaspoon white pepper (adjust to taste)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

Instructions
Cook pasat according to package directions. Be sure to salt water before cooking.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, sauté the garlic, thyme, Jalapeno pepper, smoked paprika for about 1 minute in 2 tablespoons butter.

Then add onions and continue cooking for about a minute more.

Add beef salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until the meat is no longer pink or red.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour over the beef mixture and cook for a minute or two.

Add in the tomatoes and continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes. Throw in pasta and milk. Cook for another 1 or two until the ingredients have been fully incorporated. Adjust seasonings salt pepper

Stir in more than half of the cheese (leave the rest to sprinkle on top)

Transfer to a greased 2-quart baking dish or 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° F for about 20 -30 minutes or until casserole is heated through. And top is slightly brown.

Remove then let it rest for a few minutes and serve when it is still piping hot.

Credit: Maka Bhoyo’s Home Recipes

Cottage pie and roast chicken

Cottage pie recipe
Onions
Green pepper
Red 🍎pepper
Yellow pepper
Carrots
500g mince meat
Dry cook in sauce ( spaghetti bolognaise)
Supreme curry powder
Garum powder
Paprika
Mixed herbs
Aromat
Oil

Mashed potatoes
Soft cook potatoes (preferably woolworths)
Rama original
Aromat
Three cheese sauce
Tsp baking powder
Cheese

Method
Fry onions green pepper, red 🍎and yellow pepper put in ginger and garlic bese ufaka ocurry powder no mixed herbs ne paprika let it cook and then add carrots after that put in mince let it cook until it is brown and then ⤴ faka I cook in sauce just 400ml of water 🌊 ufake Kwi mince bese ufaka kwi casserole dish ufake ne mash ngaphezulu and grated cheese fake ku oven for few minutes

Roast chicken
Chicken pieces
Paprika
Steak and chops spices
Aromat
Bit oil

Method
Mix all these then put them in ur meat then tell on high heat for 45 minutes then serve

Credit: Maka Bhoyo’s Home Recipe

Steam bread step by step

Prepare your pans

Spray muffin pan with spray and cook

Put in water hot or cold in a shallow pan 

Put dough in ur prepared pans 

Cover both pans with heavy duty foil 

Put in ur preheated ovèn 

Bake for 25minutes ku 220degrees.

STEAMBREAD RECIPE 

INGREDIENTS 

4cups cake flour

1pkt instant yeast 

1cup warm milk

1 beaten egg

100g Margarine

Grated Carrots

Finely chopped spinach

2 Peppadew finely chopped

1tbsp sugar

1 tbsp salt

Credit: Maka Bhoyo’s Home Recipe