Friday, October 17, 2008

Spanish Rice

Serves: 8


1 x 13 1/2 ounce (425 g) can whole tomatoes
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
3 spring onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped celery
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon instant chicken stock powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
7 ounces (200 g) cooked, peeled, small shrimp (prawns)

Microwave Method:

1. Combine all ingredients except shrimp in a large bowl, mix well. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on HIGH.
2. Reduce power to MEDIUM and cook for 28-30 minutes until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
3. Stir in shrimp. Allow to stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.


Where food is concerned, people in most developed nations can now claim to be living in the 'Lucky Country' because of the wide variety of cuisines from which they can choose. Their shops are full of wonderful ingredients such as continental cheeses and small goods, oriental herbs and spices, tropical fruit as well as their own delicious locally produced meats and seafood. Many home cooks can now choose whatever style of international fare that takes their fancy. With the recipes in this section you will be able to add a delightful international flavor to your cooking.

Beans with Ginger and Coconut Milk
Burmese Noodles
Chicken a la King
Chinese Chicken Wings
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Clam Chowder
Creole Jambalaya
Fruity Prawn Curry
Greek Shortbread
Hungarian Goulash
Italian Spaghetti Sauce
Long Soup
Microwave Dim Sims
Navarin of Lamb
Noodle Shell Quiche
Osso Bucco
Peach Clafouti
Red Chicken Curry
Satay Prawns
Scallop and Vegetable Combination
Spanish Rice
Spanish Shrimp
Spicy Jambalaya
Steamed Chicken and Pork Buns
Swiss Chicken
Tandoori Chicken
Thai Chicken Soup
Tropical Fruit in Lemon Syrup
Vegetable Risotto

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Burmese Noodles

Serves: 4-6


1 pound (500 g) chicken breast fillets, sliced
1/4 cup hoi sin sauce
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, sliced
2 sticks celery, sliced
1/4 Chinese cabbage, shredded
1/2 pound (250 g) Chinese noodles

Microwave Method:

1. Combine chicken breasts, hoi sin, soy sauce, garlic and onions. Marinate for 2-3 hours.
2. Combine chicken mixture, celery and cabbage in a large bowl. Cook for 14-16 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH, stirring occasionally during cooking.
3. Place Chinese noodles in a 2-3 quart (litre) bowl. Cover with hot tap water. Cook for 7-9 minutes on HIGH. Drain.
4. Toss chicken mixture through noodles. Serve immediately.