Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Easy Tea

I wanted an easy tea tonight and this fitted the bill just fine. It's one of those feed a family for a fiver recipes from Sainsbury's. You see I've gone and done my back in again and didn't want to be faffing around in the kitchen for too long.
There was a bit of a playful incident here on Sunday morning (nothing naughty I hasten to add!) which has resulted in my lower back ceasing up. A trip to the chiropractor's this morning, £32.00 shelled out and I can once again stand up straight and walk without limping.
So if you fancy a tasty tea, don't want to spend too long in the kitchen and like bacon and rice then give this a whirl.
This amount feeds G, T and S. This evening it was accompanied with garlic dough balls.
Fry a packet of chopped up bacon rashers or cubed pancetta with an onion (have used a leek before), a diced carrot and a pepper. Tonight it was a red one. Add 200g arborio rice and stir for 2 minutes. Pour in 500ml stock and bring to the boil. Transfer to a baking dish. Cook @ 130c (mine is a fan oven so lower temp) for 20 mins. Remove from oven, stir and add 200ml more stock and a tin of sweetcorn (forgot that bit tonight). Turn oven up to 150c and cook for another 15-20 mins. Serve and enjoy watching family eat and leave clean plates.


  1. Sounds delicious! I love rice dishes.One of my quick and easy suppers is to bake two potatoes,then scoop them out into a bowl,add a tin of tuna,finely chopped red pepper,butter,salt and pepper to taste,stir and then spoon back into the skins,sprinkle on some grated cheese and pop back in the oven until brown.
    Sorry to hear about your back,glad the treatment did the trick. :0)

  2. sounds much easier than the faff that was our dinner tonight. DAve would like this but I don't eat bacon and rarely eat rice! Our gas bottle ran out just after I started cooking and we didn't have a spare in... had to cook potatoes, sausages and pastry over the fire but it all turned out delicious!

    What did you eat? I know that you are as fussy as me about food so I'm just being nosey!

  3. Oh Lisa, I am not happy to hear about this! Hoping that the chiro visit did the trick. Take good care of yourself! xoxo

  4. I told you that swinging from the chandeliers would end in tears! I'll give that a go - bacon and rice go down well here. xxxx

  5. ooh that looks good. I'd do it for Joe & me but he's not keen on rice.
    So sorry to hear about your back. You'll enjoy The Holiday again it's one of my fav films. Jack Black makes me giggle in it.

    Love your Christmas skirt too !

  6. Sorry to hear about your back. I hope the trip to the chiropractor has done the trick, though I'm sure it's an expense you could do without at this time of year, worth it though if it's worked. Your meal looks delicious but the rest of my family aren't keen on rice dishes so it would be only me who would eat it.

  7. Mmmm, sounds good.... I am having a moment with Jamie's pumpkin and sage risotto, OK I admit it's become an addiction! Hopefully your recipe will wean me off it!

    Love Sarah x

  8. Sounds yummy, might well have to give that one a go! x

  9. Yum, I like a nice and easy recipe. Ooh, you've got me intrigued about your "playful" incident wink wink. Hope you feel better soon, old bean. xx

  10. Sorry to hear your back is giving you trouble again :-(
    Take care!