Chai Spiced Rice Pudding (v)

I had some sweetened soya milk to finish off and seeing as I can’t stand the stuff on my cereal decided to make rice pudding cos I needed something comforting after a horrible day. This makes very sloppy rice pudding which I like, but if you prefer it more akin to Ambrosia then up the quantity of rice to 50g.

For 2-3 portions you need:
25g pudding rice
600ml sweetened soya milk
4-6 cardamon pods, crushed to allow the seeds to come out
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 tbsp vanilla sugar

Place everything in a pan and gently bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 mins till the rice is cooked. I like this most a room temperature but it’s equally good hot or cold.

Thai Style Tofu and Oat Burgers (v)

This pic provoked the highest number of likes on instragr.am I have ever had lol! It’s a quick burger to make (assuming you have a food processor) and can be tweaked according to what flavours you fancy.

For 4 large burgers you need:
1 pack plain tofu
2 tbsp thai red curry paste
1 lemon grass stalk, outer layer removed and cut into rough chunks
3 cloves garlic
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 tbsp frozen kaffir lime leaves
1 inch piece of ginger, cut into rough chunks
1 cup (maybe more) of oats

To serve:
Burger buns
Iceberg lettuce
Fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Sliced red onion
Tomatoes
Sweet chilli sauce or ketchup etc

Begin by placing all of the burger ingredients apart from the oats in a food processor. Blitz till smooth. Add enough oats to make the mixture form a sticky, wettish dough. Line a baking sheet with baking paper or magic liner and splat dollops of the mix onto the baking sheet. Bake in a hot oven for 15-20 mins till set and lightly browned.

Toast the buns and layer up with the lettuce, onion, coriander, tomato and whatever sauces you fancy. Top with a burger and attempt to eat…!