No I haven’t bought a Thermomix! This is a guest post from Sia & Chrystalla from Fayi and they have converted one of my most popular lunch box recipes Chicken and Rice Patties, so that you can make it in your Thermomix if you have one.
These lovely ladies like to convert traditional recipes for the Thermomix and they have recently published their own cookbook featuring lots of delicious Greek recipes. If you own a Thermomix and love Greek food, definitely check out their cook book, MEZZE, and you can see a list of recipes here.
A Thermomix is a useful tool that that can speed up meal preparation time and help you to be more efficient in the kitchen. For this particular recipe, using a Thermomix will save you time because:
- You have less washing up to do. There is no need to wash and dry a dirty fry pan, fork, grater, measuring cups, eggbeater or the rice cooker. Plus the Thermomix bowl and the steaming dishes can be washed in your dishwasher. No need to hand wash anything.
- It only takes 4 seconds to grate the carrot and spring onions. Think about how long it takes you to grate carrot and slice spring onions the “traditional” way – this is so much faster!
- You are free to walk away and do something else while the chicken and the rice is cooking for 25 minutes. Go and set the table, prepare dessert or have a glass of wine. It’s totally up to you what you want to do with that spare 25 minutes.
- Preparing a double batch of patties is really easy to do.
If you already have a Thermomix, then we don’t need to convince you with all of these time saving benefits. You already know how life-changing a Thermomix in your kitchen can be.
However, if you are new to the Thermomix world, we encourage you to invite your friend over – you know, that friend who keeps on raving about their Thermomix and doesn’t shut up about it? Yes invite him/her over and do a big cook up together. Try this recipe and see for yourself how quick it is.
- 1000g water
- 10g olive oil
- 5 g (1 tsp) salt
- 250g Jasmin rice
- 500g chicken breast, roughly chopped
- 100g carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
- 40g springs onions white stalks
- 160g grated mozzarella cheese
- 3 eggs
- Measure water (1000g), oil (10g) and salt (5g) into the bowl.
- Place the small steaming basket into the bowl and then weigh in rice (250g).
- Line the varoma tray with baking paper and place the roughly chopped chicken pieces (500g) onto the lined tray. Place the varoma into position with the lid on top.
- Cook 25 minutes/varoma/speed 4. Check to see if chicken is cook through otherwise cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Set aside the chicken and rice. Empty out any remaining water from bowl and roughly dry the bowl.
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees, fan forced.
- Add cooked chicken to bowl and shred 3 seconds/reverse/speed 4. Check to see if it is shredded to your liking. Otherwise shred for another second or two. Set aside.
- Without washing bowl, add carrot (100g) and spring onions (40g) to the bowl and chop 4 seconds/speed 5. Set aside.
- Add eggs (3) to bowl and mix 15 seconds/speed 5.
- Add all the ingredients (except only half the cheese) back into the bowl: chicken, carrot, shallots, rice and cheese (80g). Mix 15 seconds/reverse/speed 4. If it needs any further mixing use your spatula.
- Spray muffin trays with cooking spray and spoon mixture into the trays. Top with remaining cheese.
- Cook for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow it to slightly cool in the tray for a few minutes before moving the patties to cooling racks.
Add a teaspoon of stock paste, tamarin or herbs (fresh or dry) at step 10 for extra flavour.
Use leftover chicken or rice to make the patties
Add a mix of different veggies
Leave out the cheese and add yeast flakes on top to make these patties dairy free.
Our family menu plan for the week
Week Commencing 17th Oct 2016
|Mon||Dukkah crusted salmon with crunchy potatoes and garlic spinach|
|Tue||Sang choy bow|
|Wed||Slow cooker butter chicken
|Thu||Chicken schnitzel and vegetables|
|Sat||Sweet chilli chicken wraps|
|Sun||Slow cooker roast beef|
|Shopping List||Weekly menu plan shopping list|
More family friendly recipes
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. You might like to also check out Planning With Kids Menu Planning App.
The kid friendly menu planning app allows you to:
- Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
- Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
- Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
- Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.
The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a regular basis. Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and a photo from the blog.