We get our vegetable box on a Friday and if we get cabbage and potatoes, I’ve taken to making bubble and squeak for brunch at the weekends. A spoon (or more) of baked beans on the side and a poached egg, what could be better? Now, this isn’t bubble and squeak in the strictest sense, I literally peel and boil and rice potatoes, then stir fry shredded cabbage in butter and garlic and mix together. A bit of a hassle, but so good.
As I’m still trying (somewhat in vain) to eat a bit lighter, I started looking for inspiration for alternatives. 101cookbooks is always a good place to start for healthy recipes and I soon decided to try some of the more intresting grains out there. Off I went to Waitrose after work and came home clutching a bag of red and wild rice.
This isn’t a brunch dish as sorts, but I did eat it about 1, which is brunch time in my book. Red rice is similar to brown rice in nuttiness, it’s ability to fil you up and the length of time it takes to cook. I stirfried some cabbage with garlic and chilli, added the cooked rice, a splash of soy sauce and sesame oil. Top with a poached egg, some finely diced red onion and toasted cashew nuts. Simple, tasty and healthy.
Below is the version I made for Pete, I made an egg omelette first, shredded it and added it the rice instead of a poached egg.
200g Red rice (or brown rice), cooked
75g cashew nuts
3tbsp sunflower oil
2 red chillis, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 green cabbage, shredded
2tsp soy sauce
2tsp sesame oil
1 red onion, finely diced
- Poach the eggs using Delia’s method.
- Meanwhile, heat the cashew nuts in a dry frying pan until golden. Remove and roughly chop.
- Now add the oil to the pan. Add the chilli and garlic and fry for a minute.
- Add the cabbage and fry for a few minutes until softened.
- Now add the rice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir in the onions and chopped cashews and serve.