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Beef Risotto and Vegetables.

Enough for two portions. Approximately 40-45 minutes cooking time and 20 minutes preparation.


Couple of garlic cloves.

Half cup of risotto rice.

¼ medium onion.

200g diced beef.

Ground black pepper, sea salt to taste.

Beef stock cube.

Handful of frozen mixed veg.

Fresh cabbage handful.

Small fresh pealed carrot chopped.

4 cherry tomatoes quartered.

Half dozen small button mushrooms.

1 tbsp. Corn flour.

Cup of warm water, add more water if needed.

tsp. oregano.

tsp. parsley.

tsp. basil.


Dice the beef then sprinkle salt and pepper over, put to one side.

Roughly chop the onion and mince the garlic.

In a bowl mix the corn flour with the water along with the stock cube.

Cut the tomatoes into quarters doing the same with the mushrooms.

Roughly chop the cabbage, put together on plate along with the dried herbs and a little ground pepper and sea salt.

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Heat the pan with some olive oil medium heat.

Put the beef in the pan and cook for 10 minutes then add the onion with the garlic cook for a further 5 minutes.

Add the vegetables cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Add in the herbs stirring in and combine together.

Add into the pan the rice mix together then the water with the stock cube/corn flour stirring together.

Simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

Taste to see if any more salt is required if so add a little to taste and then serve.

A little about rice.


Advice from FSA.


How long can you safely eat rice for after cooking?

Rice may be eaten cold if it is cooled down quickly. Put the rice in the fridge and consume within 24 hours.

You can get food poisoning from eating reheated rice. It’s not the reheating that causes the problem, but the way the rice has been stored before it’s reheated.

Keep rice in the fridge for no more than one day until reheating. When you reheat any rice always check the dish is steaming hot all the way through.

Uncooked rice can contain spores of a bacterium called Bacillus cereus. This bacteria can cause food poisoning. The spores of Bacillus cereus can survive being cooked. The longer cooked rice is left at room temperature, the more likely it is that the bacteria or toxins will make the rice unsafe to eat.

Can you reheat takeaway rice?

You should never reheat rice more than once. Extra care should be taken with takeaway rice. Ideally takeaway rice should be eaten shortly after purchase or shortly after it has been delivered.

This is because some food businesses may pre-cook their rice and then re-heat it before it is given to customers. Whether it is safe to reheat the cooked rice will depend on how it was stored, handled and if it was cooked outright in the first place. It’s always worth asking the takeaway business how they handle the rice.

Can you freeze rice?

You can freeze rice, but should cool the rice quickly before putting it in the freezer. To do this you could place the container of rice in cold water, then cover and store it in the freezer. By making sure rice goes in the freezer within an hour of cooking, you will stop bacteria multiplying and producing a toxin. Before eating, you should defrost your rice in the fridge and then reheat it until it is piping hot before eating immediately.


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