Posts Tagged with: rice

French Rice Soup

Posted in - Mrs C.S. Peel's Recipes & Vegetarian on October 10th 2013 0 Comments

Lunch today was unplanned.  Often when I am alone I don’t have any, or sampling the recipes which is my every day task, is enough.  My husband turned up unexpectedly and I opened The Daily Mail Cookery Book, 1922, in the hope that inspiration would pop out of the page…. and it did!  We had …


Pilau or Pilaf of Chicken

Posted in - Mrs C.S. Peel's Recipes & Poultry on September 29th 2013 3 Comments

What makes this dish special is the saffron.  Bacon is always a bonus and because I had very thinly sliced pancetta in the fridge, the combination of it with the rice was light and perfect.  So if you can get some very fine pancetta or something similar, it is worth the texture difference. Streaky bacon …



Posted in - Recipes & Seafood on January 11th 2013 1 Comments

I was so tempted to get an Indian takeaway but a lonely smoked haddock was sitting in the fridge and from it came this dish.  My husband tasted it  and said, “This is nothing like we had in the army.  More please.”


50g unsalted butter
1 onion finely diced
1 large tomato, seeds removed and chopped into tiny …