Category Archives: One-Dish

Rice with Shrimp & Shimeji

Discovering exotic mushrooms at the supermarket can be fun. Especially when it makes you discover a brilliant Japanese Rice dish that’s bursting with flavour and spice. Yum. And oh, did I mention, so EASY! From the original site: It’s got a nice spicy flavour that hits the back of your throat, and smells divine!

Yam Ring Treasures

I’m featuring one of my dishes for my My Chinese New Year Feasts – Yam Ring Treasures. For the non-Chinese, this is a very popular dish for all occasions.

Thalaserry Biryani

Although Biryani is said to be originated from Iran to India through merchants and travellers, in India it has many different versions. It took it’s own version according to the local region. Each one has it’s unique flavour. Thalassery Biryani is a popular version from Kerala Cuisine. Thalaserry is a city named in Malabar,Kerala. This […]

Raw Kale Salad with Avocado and Blood Orange

Sometimes you need to just rely on your judgment instead of a written recipe, don’t you agree? In fact, the name of this recipe pretty much tells you all you need to know. Go ahead…step outside your comfort zone. Try it! From the original site: I had a ripe avocado and a blood orange just […]

Sweet Tomato Basil Bisque

It’s the dead of winter, but I am craving tomatoes. I have a full-on tomato jones going. Best way to fix that is with this tomato soup, made more fanciful by calling it bisque. A bisque (say it bisk) is a rich, smooth, creamy soup often made with shellfish, and thickened with said shellfish including […]

Prawn Biryani

Authentic South Indian version of prawn biryani, this one pot meal would fit perfectly for your dinner partly. Special Instructions: Serves 4, Time required: 45 minutes Ingredients: Rice- 2 cups Prawns- 1/2 kg Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp. Onion- 1 big sized ( finely sliced ) Tomato- 2 medium sized ( finely chopped ) Green […]

Gluten Free Chicken Cacciatore

This recipe uses a roasted red pepper sauce in place of tomato sauce and it makes for a hearty flavorful hunter’s stew. Tomato seems to be in everything these days and I can understand why, it is simple to open a jar and add. But this roasted red pepper sauce is just as easy and […]

Best Ever Simple Lentil Soup

Meaty without containing meat, thick, rich tasting without being fatty, this is fill-you-up-but-not-out stuff. From the original site: Let’s humbly subtitle this “Lentil Soup of the Gods.”

Kakiage Don

Deep fried golden vegetables with shrimp, crunchy veggie tempura with carrot, sweet potato, and gobo with homemade sauce over rice. From the original site: Kankana is currently on vacation spending time with her family in India so I accepted the honor of guest blogging on her site. Thank you Kankana for inviting me! I prepared […]

Squash Yogurt Soup With Panko Crusted Chicken

An Asian inspired Squash yogurt based soup served with Panko fried chicken. From the original site: This week’s soup was inspired by Marc Matsumoto of [No Recipes]. Not only are his recipes easy to prepare and delicious but his skills with the camera make his blog an alluring treat. His most recent post on the […]

Quick & Easy Korean Bimbimbap

Remember Winter Sonata? OMG! Every girl I know was talking non-stop about the drama, the love story, the heartbreak, the tears and of course the handsome BAE YONG CHOON (which I had a crush on too!). I remembered it was Winter Sonata that created the whole Korean drama craze in Malaysia. Since then, I had […]

Potato Salad Pork Roll

Japanese cooking uses thinly sliced beef and pork for many dishes. One of the most common way to utilize these thin slices of meat is to roll something with it. For this recipe, I rolled Japanese potato side with thinly sliced pork. From the original site: Using sliced meat allows us to be very creative […]

Pork Curry Donburi

As I mentioned in my Japanese Beef Curry post (http://justonecookbook.com/blog/recipes/japanese-beef-curry/), curry rice is one of Japanese kids’ favorite meals. I always looked forward to the day when my mom was making curry rice for dinner. We have a lot of curry rice specialty restaurants in Japan and it wouldn’t be incorrect to say it’s one […]

A great use for leftovers

(a foodwhirl re-run.. so good we ran it again!) Okay, so remember that roast pork I made a little while ago? Well, it makes a lot of meat, and we always try to freeze some to use at a later date. Last night I didn’t feel like cooking anything elaborate, so I looked in the […]

Claypot Chicken Rice – Without Claypot

Quick & easy way is to cook Claypot Chicken Rice – combine all ingredients and pop everything into the rice cooker. From the original site: Have you experienced this before? Open the fridge and the mind goes blank.. open the freezer, the mind goes blank.. then open the fridge again, stare blankly into the fridge […]

Vegetable Rice

1 Pot Meal – Rice cooked with Vegetables, easy to prepare, wholesome vegetarian meal. 1 Pot meal is one of my favourite type of dish when I’m lazy to cook From the original site: This week is dedicated to ONE DISH MEALS, my favourite meal to prepare because I am feeling lazy. There are days […]

Chicken Kabsa – Arabic Rice Dish

Kabsa is an Arabic favorite rice dish in many Gulf countries. This is a chicken version of the Kabsa recipe, Shannon’s SIMPLIFIED version – a 1 dish meal. I love cooking this dish when I’m in a rush and the beautiful flavours from the spices gives a warm aroma to the whole house. From the […]

My Mini Onigiri Garden

I was in some Onigiri freaky mood lately, making these Japanese Rice Balls non-stop. I’ve been getting lots of “orders” for this popular Japanese dish. This is another addition to my Onigiri collection, for a group of my students this time. In my garden, there’re Salmon Wasabi, Spicy Shrimp (hay bee hiam), Green Tea with […]

Bewitching Strawberries Salad

Besides the bright red colour, I like Strawberries for their amazing nutritional facts; their antioxidants, vitamins & minerals help fight diseases. Most of all, they’ve anti-aging properties :) My Garden Glory consists of: Red & Green Oak leaves, Red Coral, Coriander, Parsley, Dill & Baby Chard. I’ve also added Sun Flower Seeds for some crunch.

Eastern European Potato-bake

An easy one-dish meal with Eastern European origins… Potato, zucchini, red bell pepper, with bacon and herbs baked in a pot. The potato baked with zucchini (squash), red bell pepper, onion, carrot, garlic and some meat is popular in Eastern Europe. (It’s cooked in Poland and Hungary, in Ukraine and Czech Republic) In each region […]

Rocking Rooster Burgers

I’m having loads of fun exploring burgers this week and actually, so is my husband Filippo! Today we’re using another alternate protein, chicken. I wanted to create a hearty burger that would satisfy a big manly appetite or even a teenage boy who loves his big meaty burgers. So after some experimenting I settled on […]

Angry Birds Onigiri Lunch Box

An idea struck me when it was my son’s lunch box day on Fridays. Jon loves Onigiri, so I decided to make him an Angry Birds Lunch Box! Angry Birds, the popular & best-selling mobile game, has taken the world by storm. The game is about these birds who’re angry because their eggs were stolen […]

Moroccan Harira

Harira is a Moroccan soup served during Ramadhan and any special occasions. It can be served as a meal by itself or you can also serve it as a starter. Moroccan Cuisine is extremely diverse, mostly influenced by Arab and Mediterranean cuisine. When I think of Moroccan Cuisine the first thing which comes to my […]

Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)

After searching for quite some time for an authentic Arroz con Pollo recipe I gave up and created my own. It took me a number of tries but I have finally perfected it. And now, I no longer have to fly all the way to Spain to enjoy this dish! From the original site: I […]

Fresh Corn Salad with Spicy Shrimp and Tomatoes

This stunning salad is so summer. Made with fresh tomatoes, corn and bell pepper, it almost made me forget that it’s 99 degrees outside today. I love the bright colors. My grandmother always said that you should try to always make sure your table is multi-colored – never put out a meal that is monochromatic! […]