Look no further than your store-cupboard for this filling, family-friendly dish.
Recipe for One-Pot Chicken Pilaf
Ingredients for One-Pot Chicken Pilaf:
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 large or 2 small skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into chunks
- 2 tsp curry paste
- 85g rice
- 200ml chicken stock
- 140g mixed vegetebles (your choice)
1 Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan, then fry the onion for 5–6 minutes until softened. Add the chicken pieces, fry for a further couple of minutes just to colour the outside, then stir in the curry paste and rice. Cook for another minute.
2 Pour in the chicken stock and throw in any larger bits of frozen veg. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, then cover the pan with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes, then stir in the remaining vegetables- Scatter over then cover, cook for 10 minutes more until all the stock is absorbed and the rice is tender. Give everything a good stir, season to taste.
Recipe for Cheesy tuna pesto pasta
Ingredients for Cheesy tuna pesto pasta:
- 400g penne
- 200g can tuna steaks in oil
- 190g jar basil pesto
- 100g Cheddar, grated
- 250g tomatoes, halved
- minced garlic and onion
1 Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
2 Meanwhile, tip the tuna and its oil into a bowl with the garlic, onion and pesto. Mash together with a wooden spoon.
Stir in a third of the cheese and all of the tomatoes. Heat the stove to high.
3 Drain the pasta, then toss with the pesto mix. Tip into a shallow baking dish, scatter with ther remaining cheese, then cook for 3 minutes until just melted.