Make the most of in-season produce with this easy to make delicately flavoured fresh spring risotto. Cornish asparagus risotto with peas and wild garlic pesto is a fabulous transition comfort dish as the weather warms up.
It’s a rare day in the Tin and Thyme household when we order a takeaway. Most of the time it’s not only a lot cheaper to make your own, but it can be quicker too. This Thai green curry with jasmine rice and cashew nuts is a breeze to make and can be rustled up and on the table well before any take out is likely to arrive.
Bowls of grains topped with vegetables, protein and some sort of dressing are not only healthy but can be flavoursome and deeply comforting. This vegan rice bowl with its smoked tomato sauce is particularly good. It’s especially so when topped with tofu marinaded in a pure maple syrup dressing then fried in coconut oil. If you’re running out of ideas for #Veganuary, this is an excellent one to try.
Once upon a time, long long ago, I had an Iranian boyfriend. He introduced me to a whole new cuisine, which, although similar to the Middle Eastern one I was more familiar with, was distinct and flavoursome. It was rare that he did any cooking, but when he did he always made the most delicious rice in the classic Persian way, complete with tahdig.
This dried mushroom risotto is the perfect recipe for when you’ve got virtually no fresh vegetables in the house. It’s a store-cupboard staple which is not only filling, but delicious too. As long as you have an onion and a bit of garlic, you’re good to go. Oh, and chocolate!