Traditional Bubble and Squeak in our household has always been leftover mashed potatoes and vegetables fried up with an egg. This rice version is a little fancier. Although it says to bake the potatoes, kumara and carrots in the oven, I think I’d speed the process up a bit and just microwave them. You might lose a little flavour, but not enough to make much difference and it would be just that bit easier.
Category Archives: Salads & Vegetables
These patties really are full of vegetables – pumpkin, bean shoots, zucchini and onion. Added to which is brown rice and cheese, all in all a hearty vegetarian dish. Not that light a lunch I would have thought.
The suggestion is to serve these with casseroles, fish or poultry, but I think serving them as an easy meal or instead of chips with a hamburger would be pretty delicious too.
CRISPY ASIAN SALAD
With fried noodles, sunflower seeds and almonds, this is another crunchy salad. When you add in the Chinese cabbage/Wombok and the soy sauce dressing you get a lovely Asian flavour.
CRUNCHY APPLE COLESLAW
By this time of the summer you’ve probably had a lot of bbq and salad meals and are just a bit sick of them. Maybe this crunchy coleslaw with apple, raisins and peanuts will help jazz up the salads at least.
CHRISTMAS – PASTA SALAD WITH HAM AND ASPARAGUS
Pasta salad with some tasty leftover Christmas ham sounds like a great idea to me. Just the thing for a lazy summer day.
Christmas Ham/Turkey and Hot Potato Salad
It’s never any problem in our household to use up the yummy Christmas ham, but leftover turkey can be a bit dry and doesn’t seem to go as quickly. Adding it or ham to this hot potato salad could be a tasty way to enjoy it.
LENTIL COTTAGE PIE – Gluten Free
I always think of lentils as being a fairly recent dietary inclusion, but this recipe was printed in the Herald Sun back in the 1970s, so I’ve obviously gotten that totally wrong. Possibly the big difference these days is that you can by them in tins and don’t have to go through the extra process of cooking them – much quicker and easier altogether.
WARM CABBAGE TOSS – WARM COLESLAW
This recipe was published by the Women’s Weekly in 1993 with the heading ‘Budget Beaters Under $5’. I haven’t worked it out, but I’m guessing it would cost a bit more to make now, almost 30 years later. With the price of iceberg lettuces around $12 each at the moment, it could be a good substitute for a green salad and also something warm during winter to go with a grill.
Sick of boiled or roasted pumpkin and looking for another way to serve it? This is something different – pumpkin, rice, cream and seasonings, all topped with cheese and browned in the oven. Even the kids might like it.