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Ken Hom's Chicken fried rice recipe

The best chicken fried rice I have ever had was from a street food stall in China. Instead of tough, over-cooked chicken, with the fried rice as an afterthought, the dish was cooked fresh from scratch. The cooking time was literally minutes and the result was delicious. I have created a version …

Cancel the takeaway: quick Indian dishes to make at home

A satisfying, deeply flavourful Indian meal does not have to require hours of preparation, as these recipes prove<p>There are cheers as the doorbell rings. It’s Saturday night and our Indian takeaway has arrived. After mobbing the delivery guy we unpack the rogan josh (not as good as mine), the korma …

Ginger and coconut chicken stew recipe

Pop courgettes, leeks, and potatoes in this chicken wings stew for a filling Vietnamese dinner<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>2 tbsp coconut oil<br>1 shallot, finely sliced<br>1 leek, sliced in half lengthways and then cut into 1cm semicircles<br>1 large thumb of ginger, peeled and diced<br>8 chicken wings – preferably from …

Shrimp Fried Rice

4 Servings<p>If you forget to thaw the shrimp in the morning, set the bag in a large bowl filled with cold water. It will defrost in minutes. One cup of dry rice will yield 3 cups cooked; leftover rice, which is slightly dried out, makes the best stir-fries. You'll soon be making this shrimp fried …

Recipes

Brussels Sprout Leaves with Chorizo and Toasted Almonds

8 Servings<p>A Spanish twist on brussels and bacon done in the style of a stir-fry. Wait till the last minute to pull this dish together, but have everything prepped and ready to go ahead of time.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup skin-on almonds (not roasted)<p>6 ounces Spanish chorizo, thinly sliced<p>3 …

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Gooey Brown Butter Blondies with Pecans

Makes 24 Servings<p>The ribbon of brown butter plays a raw cookie dough role in the center of these pecan blondies.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Brown butter mixture<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>1 large egg<p>¾ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>⅓ cup …

Dessert

Five Mistakes You're Making with Your Chili

It doesn't matter what kind of chili you like—avoid these five mistakes, and you'll make the best batch you've ever made.<p>There are handfuls of ways to make chili: some people like it with ground beef and beans, some like it Texas-style with big chunks of meat, and plenty go vegetarian. Whatever …

Cooking

Cookbook of the week: Simon Hopkinson Cooks

Simon Hopkinson's recipes are masterpieces of clarity and sense, as his new book confirms<p>A lot of thought has gone into Simon Hopkinson’s latest tome, unlike many modern cookbooks. Based on his recent cookery programme, it is set out as menus for 12 sorts of meal, from a grand fish lunch to a …

Bucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce

November 2017<p>4 servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 60 min<p>We love the way that roasting intensifies the flavor of canned tomatoes. While we're pretty obsessed with the texture of bucatini, a strand pasta with a hole running through it, this dish is every bit as delicious with spaghetti, linguine, …

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Speedy weeknight suppers: chick pea and black-eyed bean chilli

A cheap, filling and quick chilli recipe - perfect comfort food for cold autumn nights<p>I really like the texture of nutty chickpeas alongside meatier black-eyed beans in this chilli but you can use any combination of tinned pulses or beans. This dish takes only a little slicing and stirring and the …

My favourite dish: Paul Gayler's sausage and curly kale chowder

Kale works marvellously with strongly flavoured sausage<p>“I love to make soups from all over the world, and always try them out in the restaurant,” says Paul Gayler, the executive chef at The Lanesborough hotel in London. “This is definitely one of my favourites. There’s no excuse not to cook with …