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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Tilda Steamed Basmati Special Fried Rice Recipe

With being on a permanent diet Stir Fry's are often cooked for dinner. Sometimes though I can't be bothered with all that chopping, especially when I need to cook a meal in a hurry. Tilda sent me some products from their Steamed Basmati range to try along with some quick and easy recipes.


About TildaTilda Pure Basmati is the UK’s number one Basmati brand by volume and value.  With over 30 years of experience in buying, importing and selling the highest quality Pure Basmati Rice, it’s a name that you can trust. Tilda has a wide range of products ranging from Pure Basmati Dry Rice, new Tilda Stir Fry, and Tilda Steamed Basmati, available in a wide variety of flavours. Basmati remains at the heart of Tilda and the company is committed to preserving the authenticity of the grain.  It refuses to blend with inferior grains, carefully removes broken grains, DNA tests every batch, consistently ages the rice for at least 9 months and works hand-in-hand with the farming community to ensure the quality of the final product. Tilda remains a family business, employing over 200 people in the UK, and is proud of its reputation for uncompromising quality and commitment to sustaining the legendary status of Basmati. 

About the Tilda Steamed Basmati range
The two-minute Tilda Steamed Basmati range offers a quick and convenient meal and contains the finest Basmati rice and quality ingredients. The extensive Tilda Steamed Basmati range, includes Sweet Chilli and Lime, Wholegrain Pilau, Lime & Coriander, Mushroom, Butternut Squash and Roasted Peppers & Courgettes amongst others. The Tilda Steamed Basmati Sweet Chilli and Lime has been awarded Gold in the Great Taste Awards, which is part of The Guild of Fine Food. 


I tried out their Special Fried Rice recipe which uses a pack of the Steamed Egg Fried Rice.


SPECIAL FRIED-RICE
Serves 4 small portions or 2 adults portions
 
1 pack of Tilda Steamed Basmati Egg Fried Rice
2 chicken breasts, skinless
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp runny honey
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
4 spring onions*
150g green beans, Tenderstem broccoli or asparagus
75g sweetcorn
100g pineapple, chopped (fresh or tinned in fruit juice and drained) *




  • Thinly slice the chicken breast, place in a bowl and stir in the soy sauce and honey. Leave to one side to marinade for a few minutes.
  • Finely slice the spring onions and chop the green beans, Tenderstem broccoli or asparagus into small pieces. Heat the oil in a wok then add the chopped vegetables. Stir fry for about minute before adding the chicken and marinade. Stir fry for a couple of minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Add the Tilda Steamed Basmati Egg Fried Rice, sweetcorn and pineapple. Stir fry everything together for about 2 minutes until the rice is completely heated through then serve in bowls or on plates.

* I didn't have any spring onions so substituted for half a red onion and the pineapple for tinned mandarin segments and threw in a few sliced mushrooms too.

In total it took me about 20 minutes from start to finish so having a few bags of steamed rice in the cupboard is great for when you need to eat in a hurry.

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They also have a recipe for Chocolate & Banana Rice Pudding which I think will be next on our list.


CHOCOLATE AND BANANA RICE PUDDING Serves 6
1 pack Tilda Steamed Pure Basmati rice
500ml semi-skimmed milk, plus extra for serving (optional)
50g caster sugar
50g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
2 medium bananas, peeled and sliced 



  • Lightly massage the pack of rice to separate the rice grains. Tip into a non-stick saucepan and add the 50g of sugar and 500ml of milk. Bring to a simmer and gently simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Keeping the pan on the heat, add the chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from the heat and add any extra milk to loosen if needed. 
  • The bananas can now be either stirred into the chocolate rice pudding or served on top. Serve hot or if preferred the chocolate rice pudding is just as tasty served chilled. 

As an alternative to bananas, why not try other fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, mango or pear with the chocolate rice pudding.

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