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Álvaro Ramírez

07 March 2015 Recipes

Jeera rice (cumin rice)

Sizzle spices (40 seconds)

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 black cardamon pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Sautee onion (2 mins or browned/opaque)

  • 1 small yellow onion (chopped)

Sautee rice + salt (1 minute)

  • 2 cups of basmati rice
  • 1.2 teaspoon of salt

Boil, then partially cover and simmer (8 minutes or water gone)

  • 4 cups water

Rest 5 minutes (covered)

Slow-cooked lamb

  1. Preheat oven 220°C (no fan).
  2. Lamb face up in tray.
  3. Cook for 30 mins (or brown).
  4. Take lamb out.
  5. Add to tray: broth, onions, rosemary.
  6. Lamb face down (broth covers 1/3 or 1/4).
  7. Cover with lid (or baking/parchment paper then 2 layers of foil).
  8. Bake for 3.5 hours at 180°C (no fan).
  9. Take out.
  10. Turn lamb face up (over again). Check if liquid needs top-up.
  11. Cook for 2 more hours.
  12. Check if ready. Does meat fall off the bone with fork?
  13. If not, keep for another 30 mins. Check again.
  14. You are done \o/.

Banana pancakes

  • Ripe banana.
  • 2 Eggs.
  • 1/3 cup instant oats.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
  • Blend.

Tom Kha Gai soup

  • Chicken or Prawns
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • 1 1/2 cocunut milk
  • 3/4 sliced fresh galaghal
  • 1 1/2 chicken stock or water
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 3 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro
  • 1-4 thai chillies
  • 1-2 tbsp chili oil
  • 1 green onion

Veg-Fruit juice

  • Lime
  • Ginger
  • Apple
  • Chilly
  • Celery
  • Fig
  • Blueberries

Berry Hempster

  • Hemp milk
  • Hemp protein
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Date

How to cook Beef Chow Fun.

Vietnamese Pork Lettuce Wraps (my own versions)

  • Pork Mince.
  • Chopped garlic.
  • Chopped chillies.
  • Chopped ginger.
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce.
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • Sesame oil (for cooking mince).
  • Half tablespoon of coconut sugar.
  • Lettuces (for wrapping).