Immmmm BACK! Sorry its been a while, it was such a pleasure to finally get our lives back after a milllllion years in isolation. But I have been busy cooking, coming up with new exciting recipes for you to try!
Since being allowed to fly the nest, I have managed to meet up with some long lost friends. Keeping to covid restrictions, we decided to meet up and go CAMPING! One of my favourite activities, and one of my favourite ways to cook. As camp chef I decided to rustle up one of my very simple but SUPER tasty one pots for the gals. Similar cooking style to a jambalaya, but made with sausages and alternative vegetables. Theres nothing I LOVE more than cooking on a little camp stove by the campfire! Not knowing exactly what we were to going to make, I pre wrapped all my individual herbs and spices which I knew would go well in my camp one pot. After heading to the shops on arrival we decided on a sexy sausage n rice, with loads of spice dish. As I said, this dish is super easy to make, so I could cook and still have plenty of time to catch up with my friends after so long apart. Made with brown rice and filling it out with cannelloni beans, this dish has tonnes of fibre in it. With a little spice it kept our bellies feeling nice and toasty on a cool camp evening.
Even though I cooked mine on a camp stove, this recipe is easily transferred into the kitchen. Simply swap your camping gas to your electric stove and off you go. We had very simple ingredients on this trip, but you can FUNK up your dish at home but adding in alternative vegetables to the mix. Its a great way to use up what you have left in your fridge. So here it is. My camping sausage one pot…
- Chipolata sausages
- Brown rice
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tin of cannelloni beans
- 1 red pepper
- 1 red onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Tomato puree
- Cumin, Oregano, Smoked paprika, dash on cinnamon, Sage, S&P
- Veg stock cube
- Brown off your sausages in your pan. When camping I find it easier to lob them in as a whole and then use the wooden spoon to chop them as they are nearly cooked. It saves the mess and extra washing up in the field!
- Meanwhile chop your onions, garlic and pepper.
- Once your sausages are brown and chopped add in your onion and garlic and deglaze the pan. Cook the onions until the are softened and see through. Then add in your pepper and allow that to soften for a couple minutes. Here you can add in any extra vegetables you have.
- Next add in your spice and puree and cook through for a couple of minutes. Vary your spice level to what you like, and who your audience is.
- Now add in your chopped tomatoes and beans, stock cube and stir.
- Now add in your rice, and enough water to cover the rice. The rice will now cook in the water with the flavours from the dish and combine to make its own sauce. Cook this for approx 30 mins, keeping sure to stir regularly, and keep an eye on the water level. You need it to cook the rice completely, but then be absorbed within itself to make the sauce. If you end up with far too much liquid remaining then simply add some corn flour into the dish and it should absorb it right up!
As I said this dish is SO easy to make, which is ideal for camping, easy dinners or dinner parties where you can still chat to your guests! For more one pot recipes and ideas I’ve come up with over lock down, follow my blog.