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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Jme's "Really good rice pot" chinese egg rice.

Have your chinese without the guilt, no oil used and no frying involved. 

You will need the following ingredients:-  (This will feed family of 4)
White rice 
4 spring onions
½ crushed garlic glove
½ teaspoon of Chinese five spice
¼ teaspoon of ginger (fresh or dried)
¼ teaspoon of chilli (fresh or dried)
Boiling water (from kettle)
Chicken or vegetable stock cube
Soya sauce
4 Eggs

You will need the following equipment:-
Jamie at Home, Really good rice pot     (To purchase the Really Good Rice pot follow this link)
Use of a microwave
Large dish or bowl to serve

Fill up to the first level line with dried uncooked rice. I prefer basmati rice but any white rice can be used.

Add all the dried ingredients to the rice pot (holding back 2 spring onions)

Add 4 tablespoons of soya sauce & crumble in the stock cube.

Add boiling water to the second line and give a really good stir.

Place on the lids as instructed

Place in the microwave in full power for 6 minutes 900w, 7 minutes 800w, 9 mins 700w

Once microwave stops, remove the pot but DO NOT take off the lids

Scramble eggs and cook in the microwave until they are 3/4 of the way cooked (slight sogginess about them)

After 10 minutes, remove lids and empty into a larger bowl, add the scrambled eggs and the 2 chopped spring onions and a good glug soya sauce!

Mix well and serve!!

Cooked rice can be stored and eaten the day after, just follow the instructions below:-

Cool the rice as quickly as possible ideally within one hour
Keep rice in the fridge for no more than one day until reheating.
When you reheat any rice, always check that the dish is steaming hot all the way through.
Do not reheat rice more than once.

Any questions just ask!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Jam Steamed Pudding

You will need the following ingredients:-
(feeds 4)
100g. Soft butter/margarine
100g. Caster sugar
100g. Self Raising flour
2. Medium free range eggs
1/2tsp. Vanilla extract
2 tblsp. Milk
5 tblsp. Jam

You will need the following equipment:-
Jme Really Good Rice Pot
Large bowl
Spoon (for mixing)
Hand whisk

Weigh out the butter and sugar, cream together with the back of the spoon. 
Use the same light weight bowl to weigh and mix it saves on washing up

Butter and sugar all comes together when creamed.

Whisk in 2 Free range eggs and add the vanilla extract

Place the flour into the mixture and whisk gently
(unless you want flour in your face)

Add the milk and whisk until smooth

Take off your rice pot lids

Fill the bottom of your rice pot with your favourite Jam, as much or as little as you like.

Add the pudding mixture on top of the jam.

Place the inner lid on

Place the outer lid on (holes opposite angle to the inner lid)

Microwave on full power 5 mins 900w, 6 mins 800w, 10 mins 700w
Leave to rest with the lids on for a 2 minutes (no longer)
Loosen the pudding around the edges with a knife, tip upside down onto a place
It will be VERY hot so use heatproof cloth/gloves

Serve with custard, cream or ice cream.

To purchase the Really Good Rice Pot follow this link,

Jme's Really Good Rice Pot

Jamie Oliver, in collaboration with designers from around the world, has created a collection of exclusive products called the Jme collection for Jamie at Home.

As a Jamie at Home consultant you can purchase these fantastic products through my website or contact me direct to see if there are any amazing offers (

The "Really good rice pot" is a brilliant product from Jme and all those that purchase one they are NEVER disappointed and they always feel the need to recommend them to friends & family.

I was first aware of this product when I was introduced to a Jamie at Home manager. My first thoughts were "I can cook rice, why would I need one?" I now use this pot at least twice a week.

Jme's Really Good Rice Pot

The name of this pot should be "Really good miracle pot" It’s not just for rice but I create lots of dishes in it, sweet and savoury and all under 10 minutes in the microwave. None of my savoury dishes contain oil so much healthier for you and is a MUST if you are on the slimming world or weight watchers diet.

For those that like a bit of stodge don't worry I have some delicious steamed pudding recipes for you.

Keep popping back to my blog for my "Really good rice pot" recipes starting this week with "Chinese Egg Rice" tastes just as good as the takeaway but with no oil or frying involved


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tonight's cooking consisted of Shepherds Pie and Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

I will fill you in with the recipe for the Shepherds pie another time.

You will need the following ingredients:-
175g/6ozplain flour
pinch of salt
1 teaspoonbaking powder
1/4 teaspoonbicarbonate of soda
75g/3ozbutter or margarine
50g/2ozsoft light brown sugar
3 tablespoonsgolden syrup
125g/4ozchocolate chips (dark, milk or white, you choose)

Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large bowl

Cut the butter and add. 

Using your fingers rub the butter into the flour until it resembles bread crumbs.

Add the light brown sugar, golden syrup and chocolate chips and mix until its smooth dough (use a spoon first and then get stuck in with your hands)

Roll into small balls (approx 1inch), place on a baking tray leaving at least 2 inches space inbetween as they expand in size.  Press down gently each one with your thumb.

Bake at 190C/375F/Gas mark 5   for 10 minutes.

Leave to cool before attempting to move them.

My tips for making it hassle free!!

Get all the ingredients out ready.

For less washing up use a light weight bowl on the scales and use this for mixing to.

To avoid a messy kitchen once you have used an ingredient put away in the cupboard.

Wash up whilst they are cooking. 


Hels xx

Get all the ingredients out ready

Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, get it there and rub.

Bring it all together

leave to cool

fill your biscuit tin with them.

Pancakes for breakfast

I didn't have time last night so me and my son had pancakes for breakfast!!

We like ours plain and simple, squeeze of fresh lemon and a sprinkle of sugar.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Pancake Galore

I can't believe I forgot it was shrove Tuesday!! Pancakes tonight is a must. So this recipe had to be super quick!! Enjoy!!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Bread rolls

Soft bread rolls, the smell in my kitchen is divine. Everybody at least once in their lives should attempt the art of bread making. It will make you appreciate all the love, sweat and tears your local baker goes through in the early hours of the day. !

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Chip Week

Yes that's right it's Chip week 18th - 24th February. Forget the diet that week and go along and support your local chippies!

New to this

Well, this is my very first blog and I haven't a clue what I am doing.