Category: Rice, Pasta, Noodles, Gnocchi

All-In-One Pasta Bolognaise

All-In-One Pasta Bolognaise Serves 4 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and diced 500g beef mince 1 cup red wine 400g can diced and peeled tomatoes 400g can tomato puree 1 cup water 1 1/2 cups small pasta shapes salt and pepper grated parmesan cheese fresh basil, chopped...

Almond Fried Rice

Almond Fried Rice 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions and tops 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1 egg, beaten 3 cups cold cooked rice 1/2 cup diced cooked ham 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce 1/2 cup slivered blanched almonds, toasted Heat oil in hot wok...

Angel Hair Pasta in Garlic Sauce

Angel Hair Pasta in Garlic Sauce 1 pkt capellini (angel hair) pasta – (16 oz) 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 4 x garlic cloves finely chopped 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese Freshly-ground black pepper to serve 1. Cook pasta as directed on package....

Asian Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Asian Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry 1-1/4 lbs boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1-inch thick 4 cups assorted fresh vegetables, such as sugar snap peas, broccoli florets, bell pepper strips and shredded carrots 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup prepared stir-fry sauce, preferably sesame-ginger flavour 1/8-1/4 tsp crushed red...

Avocado and Parma Ham Pasta

Avocado and Parma Ham Pasta 250g Pasta of your choice 6 slices good quality smoked bacon 2 avocado, peeled and sliced 3 Tomatoes, seeds removed, sliced small bunch Basil, finely chopped small bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped Parmesan cheese shavings For the Dressing: 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar...

Baby Bolognese

Baby Bolognese 1 tbsp Vegetable oil 3 tbsp Onion, peeled then chopped finely 1/2 tsp of Minced Garlic 2 tbsp Celery, finely chopped 1/4 cup of Carrots, peeled and grated 125 grams of Beef Mince 1/2 tsp Tomato paste 2 Tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped 1 tbsp of Sun-dried...

Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

Bacon and Mushroom Risotto Serves 4-5 1 1/2 cups arborio rice 100g chopped bacon 25g butter 2 cups chicken stock or water 1 cup frozen peas 1 tsp crushed garlic 1 x 420g condensed cream of mushroom soup 100g sliced mushrooms 1 small finely chopped onion 1. Stir condensed...

Bacon and Pumpkin Pesto Pasta

Photo by EmmCee Bacon and Pumpkin Pesto Pasta Serves 4 1kg kent pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into 2.5cm pieces Olive oil spray Salt and freshly ground black pepper 400g dried penne pasta 300g short-cut bacon, thinly sliced 125g (1/2 cup) basil pesto Shaved parmesan, to serve 1. Preheat oven...

Bacon and Tomato Pasta

Bacon and Tomato Pasta 5 rashers of bacon 1 onion chopped 1/2 tin of pineapple 1 tin of crushed tomatoes 1 tbsp of tomato paste garlic, basil and oregano oil 1. Fry bacon and onion in a little oil. 2. Add pineapple and herbs. 3. Add tomatoes and tomato...

Bacon Fried Rice

Bacon Fried Rice 3/4 pound bacon 3 eggs 4 tablespoons Oil 4 tablespoons soy sauce 4 cups cold cooked rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup green onions, chopped Fry bacon very crispy, drain, cut in 1/4″ strips and set aside. Beat eggs until white and yolk are well mixed,...

Bacon, Cheese and Rice Pie

Bacon, Cheese and Rice Pie Preheat the oven to 200c. Grease a 20cm springform tin with melted butter. Cut the crusts off 6-8 slices of white toast bread. Spread each slice with butter. Line the tin with slices buttered-side down and corners sticking up. Place 2 cups of cooled...

Baked Carbonara

Baked Carbonara 400g Fettuccine 4 Eggs 2 Cups Cream 1 1/2 Cups Milk 4 Rashers Bacon 1 cup sliced mushroom 1 onion diced 1-2 cloves of garlic A sprinkle of Italian Herbs 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan A sprinkle of grated Cheddar Preheat oven to 180C. Cook the Pasta till...

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni 500g broccoli, washed, florets and stalks chopped 500g white cauliflower, same as broccoli 7 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced small bunch of fresh thyme, leaves picked 25g tin best quality anchovies in oil, drained and chopped, oil reserved 2-3 small dried chillies, crumbled...

Baked Manicotti

Baked Manicotti Servings: 6 8 ounces Manicotti, uncooked 1 15-ounce container part-skim Ricotta cheese, whipped until smooth 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup sliced scallions 2 teaspoons parsley flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 26-ounce jar spaghetti sauce Grated Parmesan cheese, for topping...

Baked Mushroom, Bacon and Spinach Risotto

Baked Mushroom, Bacon and Spinach Risotto 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 150g button mushrooms, roughly chopped 2 rashers bacon, rind removed, roughly chopped 3/4 cup (150g) arborio rice 2 1/4 cups (560ml) chicken stock 30g baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan 20g butter...

Baked Rice Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Baked Rice Pudding Serves 4 2 cups (500ml) milk 300ml thin cream 1/2 cup (110g) medium grain (calrose) rice, rinsed, drained 1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped Pinch of ground nutmeg, plus extra to sprinkle 2 strips...

Baked Ricotta Pasta

Baked Ricotta Pasta 1 large tin diced tomatoes 1 diced onion 1 or 2 cloves of crushed garlic salt, pepper to taste basil, oregano chilli fine chopped mushrooms (optional) olives (optional) fine chopped spinach (optional) capsicum (optional) enough pasta to fill a large casserole dish (about 500grams) 1-2 teaspoons...

Balsamic Beef and Glass Noodle Salad with Rocket and Parmesan

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Balsamic Beef and Glass Noodle Salad with Rocket and Parmesan Serves 4 400g piece lean rump steak 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar 200g glass noodles (bean thread vermicelli) 1 Lebanese cucumber, halved lengthways, thinly sliced on the diagonal...

Beef and Pasta Bake

Beef and Pasta Bake 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large (200g) onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 bacon rashers, chopped finely 1 small (70g) carrot, chopped finely 1 stick celery, chopped finely 350g button mushrooms, chopped 500g minced beef 420g can tomato soup 1/3 cup (80ml) tomato paste...

BLT Risotto

BLT Risotto 8 rashers bacon 1 litre chicken stock 1 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 1 leek (white part only), finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 1/4 cups Arborio rice 1/4 cup dry white wine 400g vine-ripened cherry tomatoes 80g grated parmesan, plus shaved parmesan to...

Blue Swimmer Crab Tortellini, Saffron Butter and Tomato Essence

Blue Swimmer Crab Tortellini, Saffron Butter and Tomato Essence Serves 4 500 gm vine-ripened tomatoes 1 tsp unsalted butter 1/2 zucchini, finely grated 75 ml béchamel sauce [see note] Finely grated rind of 1 lemon 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 Tbsp pinenuts, roasted 125 gm blue swimmer crabmeat, picked...

Bolognese Bake

Bolognese Bake 3 tsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g beef mince 400g can diced Italian tomatoes 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1/2 cup (125 ml) beef stock 1 quantity classic macaroni cheese made with tasty cheese 1 cup (50g) fresh breadcrumbs 1. Preheat the...

Cannelloni with Tasty Mince Filling

Cannelloni with Tasty Mince Filling This recipe is not suitable to freeze. 8 cannelloni shells 1/4 teaspoon oil 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese Tasty Mince Filling: 1 teaspoon oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 small onion (80g), finely chopped 300g lean minced beef 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1...

Char-Grilled Capsicum and Gnocchi Soup

Char-Grilled Capsicum and Gnocchi Soup 4 red capsicum, quartered 2 yellow capsicum, quartered 1 cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1kg chicken tenderloins, diced 2 onions, chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons paprika 2 teaspoons caraway seeds 3 teaspoons cracked black pepper 1/4 cup tomato paste 8 cups...

Cheese-Topped Lasagne

Cheese-Topped Lasagne Meat sauce can be made a day ahead then covered and refrigerated, or it can be frozen for 3 months. Lasagne can be made a day ahead to the stage of cooking, then covered and refrigerated but it is not suitable to freeze at this stage. This...

Cheesy Bolognese Pasta Bake

Cheesy Bolognese Pasta Bake Serves 4 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/3 cup tomato paste 375g beef mince 400g can chopped Roma tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 250g macaroni pasta Cheese Sauce: 100g butter, chopped 1/2...

Cheesy Gnocchi Bolognaise

Cheesy Gnocchi Bolognaise Serves 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 750g lean beef mince 600ml bottle Italian tomato pasta sauce 625g packet fresh gnocchi 150g Tasmanian Heritage St Claire Swiss-style cheese, grated Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat oil in a non-stick...

Chicken and Macaroni Bake

Chicken and Macaroni Bake 2 cups macaroni 500gm chicken, finely chopped 1 onion, finely diced 1 carrot, finely diced 1 zucchini, finely diced 3 bacon rashers, diced 1 tin tomato soup 1/2 cup cream or sour cream 1 1/2 cups grated cheese Cook macaroni, drain and set aside. Cook...

Chicken and Soba Noodle Salad

Chicken and Soba Noodle Salad Serves 4 300g packet soba noodles, cooked and cooled 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (see variation) 2 Lebanese cucumbers, finely chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander Dressing: 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce 1 tablespoon sweet...

Chicken and Spinach Lasagne

Chicken and Spinach Lasagne Serves 6 600g skinless chicken breasts, diced 1 cup onion, diced 1 tsp crushed garlic (in jar) 1 pkt (45g) chicken soup mix 2 cups skim milk 1 Tbsp reduced fat margarine 2 Tbsp plain flour 1/4 tsp dried tarragon 1 x 250g tub low...

Chicken and Vegetable Risotto (Age: 10 months +)

Chicken and Vegetable Risotto Age: 10 months + 1 small chicken breast finely chopped or minced 1 small onion finely chopped 1 cup jasmine rice 2 cups finely chopped vegetables (e.g. pumpkin, zucchini, Swede, potato, cauliflower, broccoli, choko) Unsalted chicken stock to cover 1. Add all ingredients and bring...

Chicken Carbonara

Chicken Carbonara Serves 1 100g fresh peppercorn fettuccini 1 medium brown onion 2 cloves garlic 2 Tablespoons olive oil 200g chicken breast fillet, sliced thickly 1/4 cup (60ml) dry white wine 1/2 cup (125ml) cream 50g goats cheese 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley 1....

Chicken Pilaf

Chicken Pilaf 10 strands saffron soaked in 1 1/2 cups salt reduced chicken stock for 30 mins before starting the recipe, then add 1/2 cup white wine and put aside 600g skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks 1 chorizo sliced 1 red onion finely chopped 2 garlic cloves crushed...

Chicken with Port Cream and Fettuccine

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken with Port Cream and Fettuccine 115g sun dried tomatoes 2-3 chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup port 1 1/2 cups whipping cream Fresh fettuccine Fresh tarragon sprigs, optional as decoration 1. In a small bowl, soak tomatoes in warm...

Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Risotto 2 teaspoons olive oil 400g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, thickly sliced 150g button mushrooms, halved 100g baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed 50g parmesan cheese, grated Basic Risotto 3 cups chicken stock 25g butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely...

Chicken, Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken, Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagne 500g butternut pumpkin, cooked and mashed pinch of nutmeg 75g thinly sliced prosciutto, roughly chopped 500g chicken mince 250g frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 2 cloves garlic, crushed 200g low fat ricotta fresh lasagne sheets 1/2 cup grated parmesan...

Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Serves 4 3 green onions, chopped 350g chicken mince 375g packet frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of moisture 4 fresh lasagne sheets 1 cup low-fat ricotta 2 cups tomato pasta sauce 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180°C....

Coriander, Macadamia and Tofu Ravioli

Coriander, Macadamia and Tofu Ravioli 1/4 cup roasted macadamias, roughly chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 spring onion, chopped 300g silken tofu, drained and lightly mashed 1 Tbsp thick soy sauce 1 Tbsp rice wine or sherry 2 tsp brown sugar 3 cup water 1 cup white...

Creamed Rice

Creamed Rice 6 cups soymilk 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup short-grain white rice 1/2 cup sanitarium sultanas 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional) 1 tablespoon chopped toasted pistachio nuts 1. Place the soymilk, sugar, rice and sultanas in a large heavy-based saucepan. Bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce...

Creamed Rice with Sultanas

Creamed Rice with Sultanas 1/4 cup (55 g / 1 2/3 oz) short-grain rice 3 cups (750 ml / 24 fl oz) vanilla soy or rice milk 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 tablespoons sultanas 1. Put the rice, milk and sugar into a pan. Bring to the boil, then...

Creamy Banana Rice (Age: 7 months +)

Creamy Banana Rice Age: 7 months + Serves: 2 serves 2 tablespoons rice 1 banana pinch of cinnamon 2 teaspoons cream 1. Boil rice to its all mushy. 2. Add the mashed banana and stir it into the rice then add the cinnamon and then add the cream. 3....

Creamy Chicken Fettuccine

Creamy Chicken Fettuccine Serves: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 750g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and halved 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 x 400g can cream of chicken soup 300ml carton thickened cream 375g fettuccine 1. Heat oil in a large frying pan on high. 2. Cook chicken in two...

Creamy Mushroom and Pasta

Creamy Mushroom and Pasta 2 cups (300g) macaroni or other small pasta (or vegies of choice) 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese Sauce: 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium onion, (120g) thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 500g mushrooms 1 teaspoon paprika 2...

Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi

Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi 325g pumpkin, diced in 2cm chunks 1 red onion, finely chopped olive oil cooking spray 5 rashers bacon, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp olive oil 1/4 cup pine nuts 500g gnocchi 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 cup light cream 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive...

Curried Tuna and Rice Slice

Curried Tuna and Rice Slice 440g tuna Base: 1 cup rice 1 egg 30g butter salt and pepper Sauce: 45g butter 1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp parsley 60g cheese grated 2 Tbsp flour 1 and 1/2 cup of milk 2 tsp of lemon juice...

Delicious Fried Rice

Delicious Fried Rice 1/3 cup peanut oil 4 large eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon peanut oil, extra 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger 4 garlic cloves, diced 1 medium-sized brown onion, finely diced 1/2 cup roughly chopped rindless bacon rashers or Chinese sausage 1 teaspoon white sugar 2 tablespoons Shao...

Easy One Pan Mince Chow Mein

Easy One Pan Mince Chow Mein 500g mince 1 cup diced celery 1/2 head cabbage, chopped (Savoy or Chinese cabbage works well) 2 medium onions, chopped 1 cup frozen or fresh green beans 1 cup rice 1 packet chicken noodle soup 2 chicken stock cubes 2 Tbsp oil 2...

Egg Pasta Dough

Egg Pasta Dough 4 cups plain flour good pinch of salt 2 large or 3 medium eggs 1 teaspoon oil 3-4 tablespoons water Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Make a hollow in the centre and drop in the eggs and oil. Draw the flour into...

Fettuccine Carbonara

Fettuccine Carbonara 500g fettuccine 10 thin bacon slices 5 egg yolks 100ml thickened cream 2 tablespoons grated cheese parmesan cheese ground black pepper 1 tablespoon chives 1. Cook fettuccine in salted, boiling water for 10 minutes or until al dente. 2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and...

Fettuccine Carbonara

Fettuccine Carbonara 2 tsp crushed garlic 1 cup cream 2 eggs 60g parmesan cheese 375g fettuccine 30g butter 1/4 tsp ground black peppercorns 4 rashers bacon, chopped 1. Place bacon in frying pan over low heat. 2. Cook gently until bacon is crisp. 3. Drain all but 2 tablespoons...

Fettuccine with Zucchini, Feta and Prosciutto

Photo by Julie O’Malley Fettuccine with Zucchini, Feta and Prosciutto 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 4 cloves garlic, crushed 500g (5 small) zucchinis, coarsely grated 1 lemon, zested, juiced 1 Tablespoon torn marjoram leaves 1/4 cup torn mint leaves 20g butter 200g feta, crumbled 10 slices prosciutto, torn Pasta...

Fried Rice

Fried Rice olive or canola oil spray 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3 spring onions, sliced 1 carrot, thinly sliced 1 red capsicum, sliced 150 g fresh baby corn 1 cup button mushrooms, halved 150 g shaved ham, chopped 6 cups cold cooked rice 1 cup frozen peas 3 tablespoons...

Fried Rice

Fried Rice 4 cups cold cooked rice 4 tablespoons oil 3 beaten eggs 1 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste 1 scallion, chopped fine (spring onion/shallot) Break rice apart with wet hands. Heat oil on high flame in wok. Stir-fry rice rapidly, turning spatula constantly until the rice is thoroughly...

Gluten Free Potato and Pumpkin Gnocchi

Gluten Free Potato and Pumpkin Gnocchi Serves 6 Gnocchi: 700g mashed potatoes 300g mashed pumpkin 250g white rice flour 80g corn starch 30g grated parmesan 2 eggs Salt and Pepper 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Sauce: 50ml olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 400g can crushed tomatoes...

Gnocchi

Gnocchi 1kg potatoes, unpeeled 2 eggs, beaten lightly 30g butter, melted 1/4 cup (20g) finely grated parmesan cheese 2 cups (300g) plain flour, approx 1. Boil or steam whole potatoes until tender, drain. Peel when cool enough to handle. Mash into large bowl, stir in eggs, butter, parmesan and...

Golden Rice and Pork

Golden Rice and Pork 2 Tbsp oil 1 cup raw rice 1 onion, sliced 1/2 tsp salt 2 chicken bouillon cubes 2 1/2 cup boiling water 2 tsp soy sauce 2 stalks celery, sliced 1 capsicum, chopped 2 cup lean cooked pork cut in strips Heat the oil in...

Green Pasta Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Green Pasta Salad Serves: 6 500g green fettuccine 250g cherry tomatoes 2 small Lebanese or pickling cucumbers 250g rocket 1 medium red onion, finely sliced 250g bocconcini black olives for garnish Basil Pesto: 1 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon...

Herbed Risotto Mix

Herbed Risotto Mix 710g (3 1/4 cups) Arborio rice 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes 3 tsp dried Italian herbs 1 tsp dried garlic granules In a medium bowl, combine rice, dried onion, herbs, and dried garlic. Divide mixture evenly among 8 small resealable plastic bags. Seal and label. Store...

Honey and Sesame Beef Stir Fry

Honey and Sesame Beef Stir Fry Serves 2 450g Fantastic hokkien thin fresh noodles 1 tsp vegetable oil 500g stir-fry beef Heart Smart 1 bunch snake beans, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths 1 large red capsicum, deseeded, thinly sliced 275g Woolworths honey sesame stir-fry sauce Honey roasted peanuts (Home...

Indonesian Fried Rice

Indonesian Fried Rice 2 tbsp peanut oil 2 tbsp coarsely chopped garlic 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger 400ml/14fl oz long-grain white rice 1 tsp sugar 2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1 tbsp chilli bean sauce 1 tbsp dark soy sauce freshly ground black...

Indonesian-Style Fried Rice with Prawns and Chilli Peanut Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Indonesian-Style Fried Rice with Prawns and Chilli Peanut Sauce Serves 4 2 cups (400g) long-grain rice 1 fresh red birdseye chilli, finely chopped 2 Tbsp lime juice 2 Tbsp kecap manis (see notes) 1/3 cup (55g) toasted peanuts, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup (80ml) peanut oil...

Italian Broccoli and Salmon Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Italian Broccoli and Salmon Bake 250g penne 300g broccoli , cut into large florets 25g butter 25g plain flour 600ml milk 100g mascarpone 8 sundried tomatoes (preserved in olive oil), drained and thickly sliced 2 Tbsp small capers (optional) rinsed to remove excess salt or...

Italian Meatball Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Italian Meatball Bake Serves 4 2 cups dried spiral pasta 500g lean beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 green onions, finely chopped 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely shredded 1 large carrot, trimmed, peeled, grated 1 large zucchini, trimmed, grated 150g button mushrooms, grated...

Jewelled Rice Pudding

Jewelled Rice Pudding butter, for greasing 900ml full fat milk 75g pudding rice 75g caster sugar 1 1/2tsp vanilla essence 50g ready to eat dried apricots 50g dried berries and cherries grated nutmeg for sprinkling extra thick cream and jam to serve 1. Brush the cooker pot with a...

Lasagne

Lasagne Minced beef and cheese sauce mingle enticingly between layers of fresh pasta. Serves 4-6 375g fresh lasagne sheets Meat Sauce: 4 teaspoons olive oil 2 onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g lean minced beef 400g can tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs 2 teaspoons white sugar...

Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lasagne Oil and butter (enough to cover the base of the pan you are using) 1 med to large carrot diced 1 med to large onion diced Couple of sticks of celery diced 500g beef mince 2 to 3 anchovy fillets 1/2 a 700g bottle...

Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lasagne 500g beef mince 250g veal or pork mince 1 leek washed and diced 2 onions diced 4 cloves garlic (at least) chopped finely 3 stalks of celery diced 1 zucchini grated handful of mushrooms chopped 1 large jar of tomato passata 6-8 capsicums roasted...

Linguine with Chicken, Zucchini Broccolini in White Wine

Linguine with Chicken, Zucchini Broccolini in White Wine Serves 4 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 chicken breasts, on the bone, skin on 250ml (1 cup) white wine 250ml (1 cup) chicken stock 400g linguine 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 zucchini, sliced 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths...

Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese 500g macaroni 80g butter 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour 1 litre full cream milk, warmed 1 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 90g (1 cup) grated gruyere 80g (1 cup) grated mature cheddar 100g (1 1/2 cups) finely grated parmesan 2 cups fresh, coarse breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons olive oil l....

Macaroni Cheese with Ham and Corn

Macaroni Cheese with Ham and Corn 1 cup (105 g / 3 1/2 oz) macaroni 30 g (1 oz) milk-free margarine 1 tablespoon plain flour 300 ml (10 fl oz) soy or rice milk 100 g (3 1/3 oz) ham, chopped 1 cup (155 g / 5 oz) fresh...

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad 1 cup macaroni 1/2 capsicum (preferably red) 1 stalk celery 2 eschalots or 1 onion 1 small can corn kernels (150g) 1. Fill a large saucepan 3/4 full with water and bring to boil. 2. Add macaroni and cook 10 mins. Test for tenderness. 3. Drain through...

Mem’s Pasta Pie

Mem’s Pasta Pie 400g Penne Pasta 4 bacon rashers, diced 1 cup diced spring onion 1 tin diced tomatoes 1 cup grated cheese 6 eggs 2 cups milk fresh herbs such as oregano, thyme, parsley Preheat the oven to 180c. 1. Grease a large casserole dish. 2. Cook the...

Mem’s Ricotta Cannelloni

Photo by Mem Mem’s Ricotta Cannelloni 250g Ricotta Cheese 3 cups grated cheese 1 cup shallots, finely sliced 250g frozen spinach, defrosted and drained 2 eggs cannelloni shells 800g tin whole tomatoes 1 cup cheese, extra Preheat oven to 180c. Mix together the ricotta, cheese, shallots, spinach and eggs....

Mince Hedgehogs

Mince Hedgehogs 500g mince beef (or lamb) 2 cans crushed tomato 2 cups rice, uncooked 1 egg 1 cup grated cheese 2 garlic cloves salt and pepper to taste 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the mince, egg, cheese and rice. 3. Using...

Mushroom Fettuccine

Mushroom Fettuccine 500g mushrooms 375g pkt fettuccine (tagliatelle) 25g butter 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large fresh chilli or 1 tsp chilli paste 2 Tbsp Italian parsley, finely chopped 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg 150ml cream 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese Freshly ground black pepper Add pasta to a...

Oven-Baked Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Oven-Baked Chicken and Mushroom Risotto Serves 4 1/4 cup olive oil 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 200g button mushrooms, sliced 2 cups arborio rice 4 cups chicken stock 2 large chicken breast fillets, trimmed 1 lemon, rind finely grated 2 tablespoons tarragon leaves, chopped...

Pasta Al Forno

Pasta Al Forno 1 egg 30mL milk 50g grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup pasta sauce or tomato puree 2 cups cooked pasta salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1. Combine egg, milk, cheese, salt and pepper, beat lightly. 2. Add pasta sauce and pasta. Mix well. With baking...

Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake 3 cups spiral noodles (cooked) 1/2 cup diced bacon (cooked) 3/4 cup grated tasty cheese 1 pkt cheese and leek soup 2 1/2 cups milk; 2 cups if cooked in microwave 2 tbsp butter Melt butter add blended soup and milk, stir till boiling then combine with...

Pasta Frittata

Pasta Frittata Makes 8 wedges 300g spaghetti 4 eggs 50g Parmesan, grated 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 60g butter 1. Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes, until just tender but still retaining a little bite, then drain well. 2. Whisk the...

Pasta Salad with Haloumi and Lemon

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Pasta Salad with Haloumi and Lemon Serves 4 5 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 1 x 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 55g (1/3 cup) pitted black olives 1 zucchini, ends trimmed, coarsely grated...

Pasta with Sausage and Tomato

Pasta with Sausage and Tomato Serves 4. 6 small pork sausages or 3 large 1 small onion, peeled 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 6 tbsp milk 400 g canned plum tomatoes 1 tsp sugar pinch of grated nutmeg sea salt freshly ground black pepper 500 g penne,...

Penne Boscaiola

Penne Boscaiola Serves: 4 6 rashers bacon 200g sliced button mushrooms 2/3 cup white wine 300ml cream Freshly ground black pepper 500g penne shaved parmesan, to serve 1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. 2. Remove rind from bacon and slice into 5mm pieces. 3. Heat...

Perfect Fried Rice

Perfect Fried Rice 50 mL peanut oil 3 eggs Leftover boiled rice, cold (aprox 2-3 cups) 1/2 cup small prawns, shelled and deveined 1/2 cup shallots, finely chopped 1/4 cup peas 200g char siu (Chinese BBQ pork), diced pinch salt pinch white pepper pinch sugar 1. Whisk the eggs...

Perfect Pasta

Photo by Julie O’Malley Perfect Pasta 1 onion 1 clove garlic 2 tbsp olive oil 400g tinned tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato puree salt and pepper pinch of sugar 340g rigatoni or penne 450g favourite sausages 30g bread 30g cheddar cheese 1. Set the oven to 220C. Peel the onion...

Perfect Rice

Perfect Rice 3 cups water 1 tsp salt 2 cups Calrose rice 1. Put the salt and water into a large saucepan and bring to the boil. 2. Add the Calrose rice. Stir, and bring back to the boil. *(Tip: there’s no need to wash Australian rice before cooking...

Pesto Chicken Pasta With Pumpkin

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pesto Chicken Pasta With Pumpkin Serves 4 45g (1/4 cup) pine nuts 1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 2cm pieces 1/2 cup olive oil 240g cherry truss tomatoes 400g dried spaghetti 3 chicken breast fillets 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves 1 small garlic...

Pizza Crust

Pizza Crust 6-8 servings 1 1/2 cups cooked rice, slightly cooled 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated Mix and press mixture evenly with a spoon into a greased 10 or 12 inch pizza pan. Bake at 450 degrees F about 20 minutes...

Porcupine Casserole

Porcupine Casserole Serves: 4 Meatballs: 600g lean beef mince 1/3 cup raw long grain rice 1 teaspoon beef stock powder 1 egg white Sauce: 1 x 420g can tomato soup 1 x 425g can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup onion finely diced 1 cup water 2 teaspoons beef stock powder...

Porcupines

Porcupines 500g mince 1 small onion, grated 2 tbsp flour 1/2 cup short grain rice, uncooked pepper 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 can tomato soup # Place mince, grated onion, flour, rice and pepper in a bowl. # Add beaten egg and mix well together. # With floured hands...

Porcupines

Porcupines 1 onion 500g mince 2 tablespoons plain flour 1/4 cup uncooked rice Pepper and salt to taste 1 egg 1 can tomato soup (400g) 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, fresh or dried Preheat oven to 180`C. 1. Peel and chop onion. 2. Place meat, rice,...

Pork and Veal Ravioli with Creamy Sauce

Pork and Veal Ravioli with Creamy Sauce Serves 4 Dough: 2 cups plain white flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons oil 1/3 cup water Filling: 1 tablespoon oil 4 spring onions 3 garlic cloves 250g pork and veal mince 1 egg, lightly beaten Sauce: 60 g butter 1...

Pork with Plum Sauce

Pork with Plum Sauce 1/2 cup plum sauce 1/4 cup mild sweet chilli sauce 1 Tbsp grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g pork fillets, sliced 500g Hokkien noodles 1 Tbsp peanut oil 200g snow peas 1 medium carrot, sliced 1 medium red capsicum, sliced 200g button mushrooms, sliced...

Prawn Fried Rice (Com Chien)

Prawn Fried Rice (Com Chien) Serves 4 4 cups cooked rice, chilled 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 egg, beaten well 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped garlic 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion 12 medium raw prawns, peeled leaving tails intact, and deveined 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon...

Pumpkin and Pine Nut Ravioli with Sage-Butter Sauce

Pumpkin and Pine Nut Ravioli with Sage-Butter Sauce 500g Kent pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 55g (1/3 cup) pine nuts 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 teaspoons ground cumin 20g (1/4 cup) shredded parmesan 375g fresh lasagne sheets Salt, to season Sage-Butter Sauce: 200g butter, chopped...

Pumpkin, Sage and Ricotta Lasagna

Pumpkin, Sage and Ricotta Lasagna 1.2 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 2 cm pieces 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes 1 Tbsp chopped sage, plus 12 whole leaves to serve 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 350g ricotta 1 egg 1 cup grated parmesan, plus extra...

Quick Lasagna Rolls

Quick Lasagna Rolls 8 lasagna noodles 4 tsp olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 can plum tomatoes 2 tbsp fresh basil 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 1. Preheat oven 2. Cook lasagna noodles, drain and rinse in cold water,...

Rice and Fruit (Age: 6 months +)

Rice and Fruit Age: 6 months + Cook a small amount of rice and mash. Add this to any pureed fruit. Puree for younger bubs....

Rice Loaf (Age: 12 months +)

Rice Loaf Age: 12 months + 2 cups cooked long grain rice 1 cup finely shredded spinach 2 cups ricotta or cottage cheese 1/2 cup tomato sauce 310g can sweetcorn kernels, drained 1 egg beaten (avoid egg whites if there is a family allergy) 1. Preheat the oven to...

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding 1 cup cooked rice 1 cup milk warmed few drops of vanilla flavouring essence 1 tablespoon sugar 1. Combine all ingredients 2. Cook very gently for 10 minutes until rice is heated through. 2-4 baby serves....