Welcome to Tiny Table Cooks… – a failsafe stash of recipes set to keep you and your family fed whilst we all stay snug indoors over these somewhat uncertain times. We’ve teamed up with some of the country’s best cooks, bakers and foodies to bring you some tasty inspo, store cupboard saviours and freezable feasts.
Food writer, cookbook author, app creator and mum of two, Ciara Attwell is founder of My Fussy Eater. In an attempt to get her fussy eating daughter, then aged three, eating a more varied diet and celebrate the fun of food, she set up My Fussy Eater. Since then she has shared over 500 recipes and My Fussy Eater has fast become one of the leading family food blogs in the UK and Ireland. Her debut cookbook My Fussy Eater is a top seller and is a fab source for families looking to make fuss-free meals and snacks which can be made in bulk. Designed with busy parents in mind and there are also some super leisurely recipes that can be made with the kids at the weekend.
My Fussy Eater’s Secret Veggie Green Rice
A few words from Ciara… When it comes to getting your children to eat a nutritious and varied diet there are a lot of different schools of thought out there as to the best way to encourage them to eat more fruit and veg. I know some people don’t agree with “hiding” vegetables in other food as it doesn’t actually help to develop their taste buds and change their eating habits if they don’t even know they are eating their greens. But quite frankly, some days I just don’t have the energy for another dinner table argument so I will go to great lengths to disguise those evil veg from my fussy eater! Along with the fact that this rice is super nutritious, it’s also really simple to make. The recipe calls for cooked rice. So this can be freshly cooked rice, rice that’s already been cooked and cooled or else one of those handy microwavable rice pouches.
1 medium cauliflower
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups cooked rice
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Cut the cauliflower into small florets and blitz in a food processor until it reaches a fine, rice-like consistency. Add the spinach and blitz again until it has all combined.
2. Place the cauliflower and spinach mixture into a microwave proof bowl and cover with cling film. Pierce the cling film several times with a sharp knife and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
3. Remove from the microwave and mix in the cooked rice.
4. Next, mash the avocado and mix it with the lime juice and garlic powder. Add this to the rice and stir well until everything has combined.
5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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