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Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding

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There is something so comforting about rice pudding!

To make a change I have started using frozen fresh coconut which adds a lovely texture to the pudding, and of course, lots of flavour.

I buy my frozen grated coconut from my local Asian store, a great place to stock up on coconut milk too as well as all my usual spices!

Serves 8, leftovers are yummy hot or cold and work week for in the boys lunch boxes too.

Ingredients

150g arborio rice

90g caster sugar

70g frozen fresh grated coconut

270mls tin coconut milk

1.7litres full cream milk

50g butter, diced

Method

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Centigrade.

Grease a large oven proof dish with at least a 3litre capacity.

Weigh the rice, sugar, coconut and milk  into the dish.

Top with the cubed butter.

Bake in the oven for 90 mins, stirring every 20-30mins, don’t stir for the final 30mins.

Quick and Easy Risotto

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Possibly the easiest risotto on the planet!

Made easier by using up whatever leftovers you have lying around and if you happen to have a jar of caramelised onions in the fridge, recipe in the blog, then use those to save on cooking up the onions, even easier!

For the stock I tend to use the pan juices and add water to them or a good powdered vegetable stock, there is no need to use up your home made stock from the bones of your roast.

To make this vegetarian, use leftover roast vegetables and think about adding some asparagus and peas at the same time as the roast veggies.

Leftovers freeze well in individual portion boxes in the freezer.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

100g butter or olive oil

2 large onions, diced

2 garlic cloves, sliced finely

300g mushrooms, sliced

240g arborio rice

700mls stock

120mls dry sherry or white wine

600g leftover ham, chicken, turkey, pork, roast vegetables

160g Parmesan, grated

40g chives

120mls cream

salt and pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade.

In a large oven proof pan or casserole, melt the butter over a medium heat and add the onions and garlic, cook until falling apart and caramelised.

Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 mins.

Add the rice and cook for 1 min, stirring thought the buttery onions and mushrooms.

Pour in the stock and sherry and place in the oven.

Bake for 20mins, remove and stir in the meat or roast veggies, cream,  half the cheese and two thirds of the chives, return to the oven for 5 mins.

Remove and serve sprinkled with the remaining cheese and chives.