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Pork & rice one pot meal

Ork and rice onepot meal | insimoneskitchen.com

We have an interesting household some times… Tom is working today and will be home late. He has a new job since the 1th of jan and that means long hours for the first couple of months at least, so he will probably be home around 7 pm.

Now I have to give a workshop this evening which starts at 7.30 pm and will last probably untill around 11 PM. Since I have to go to the studio before to prepare and make sure everything is good to go (it’s a large group of 9 women!) I have to be at there at 6.30 pm at the latest. Which means; that we will not see eachother for dinner. We both have a rather busy life, no kids, but a hectic social and work life; which is great to be honest, but sometimes we really have to plan to be sure we see eachother enough. Even after 17 years together we still love to spend time together, cooking (we both love to cook), eating, talking or lying lazy on the couch watching some movie or other. Last week was very busy in the evenings as well, so not a lot of quality time.

Pork and rice one pot meal | insimoneskitchen.com

Tom is also very  highly involved in a foundation that he and two friends have started. The foundation is aiming to give children with a handicap (either mental or physical) a day out with the focus on fishing. All three of the men are avid sportsfisherman and I think it’s a great initiative. But as with any great initiative it costs time and lots of planning to set things up, get enough volunteers etc.  so he is actually gone tonight as well for Het peuterfonds (you can see the banner in my blogrol, although the site is in dutch)

Since we are also trying to eat more regularly our very irregular life sometimes gets in the way of that. Thankfully I didn’t have any outside jobs today, just a lot of editing of photos, but I do that at home, so I could prepare a nice lunch for myself and make enough so Tom would have a decent meal tonight as well. I normally eat something small and light in the afternoon, so this was very tasty but quite heavy. It’s an adaptation from a recipe that was in Good Food of this month. It’s very filling and quite quick to make.

Fragrant pork & Rice one pot
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
You can adapt this dish really simple to make it anything you like. Using different kinds of sausages will change the taste completely, adding something else but rice (couscous or pasta or even potatoes) will also be good! Enjoy!
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 4-6 catalan sausages the original recipe calls for regular sausage, but the catalan ones are a bit tastier and give the dish a lovely flavor
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic gloves crushed
  • 2 tsp each ground cumin and coriander
  • 140 g long-grain rice
  • 850 ml vegetable stock
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 small bunch coriander leaves picked
Instructions
  1. Split the sausage skins, squeeze out the meat, then roll it into small meatballs about the size of a large olive. Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan, then brown the mealballs well on all sides untill cooked - you might need to do this in batches. Set the meatballs aside.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pan. Soften for 5 mins, stir in the spices and rice, then cook for another min. Pour in the stock and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, scraping up any sausagey bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 10 minutes untill the rice is just cooked, then stir in the meatballs with some seasoning. Ladle into bowls, scatter with coriander and serve with crusty bread.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 408 kcal, protein 17g, carbs 43g, fat 20g, sat fat 5g, fibre 2g, sugar 6g, salt 1.56g


 

 

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