Store cupboard recipes 3 and 4

I have been craving sweet stuff recently and made myself some flapjacks. After all, you only need sugar, margarine and oats! If you have golden syrup even better.  Mine were bit crumbly, but this recipe I am linking to uses half sugar and half syrup, so give yourself a treat and give it a go!

BBC website Flapjacks recipe

Of course, mine were vegan, using margarine instead of butter. And I added a little maple syrup. Other options for spicing them up would be adding a teaspoon of cinnamon or cardamom. Or a handful of dried cranberries.

The second recipe is one I have been meaning to post for years! It is an old favourite for a quick and tasty dinner when there are no fresh veggies left in the fridge. I think it was originally a rice salad that ‘evolved’ into a hot dish. I call it  simply ‘Curry rice’. 😃

Curry Rice

All you need for two to three portions is:

  • 200g basmati rice
  • About 2 tbsps margarine
  • 1-2 tbsps curry powder (depending on how hot your curry powder is!)
  • 200g (frozen) green beans
  • 200g tin of sweetcorn
  • Salt and black pepper

Warm a large serving dish in the oven. Cook your rice and your green beans separately, according to the instructions on the packets. When the beans are cooked, turn off the heat, add the sweetcorn and leave for a couple of minutes to warm through. Then drain.

Mix the rice, beans and corn, the margarine and the seasoning thoroughly and place in your warm serving dish.

We like this with homemade naan bread or spicy fried tofu cubes. You could in fact serve it as a side dish but we like a big portion, so it is a main meal in our house!

Hope you too are eating well during lockdown. 😉

P.S. Here are a few more recipes that can be made with minimum ingredients:


Cannellini and Tomato Bake

Vegan Milchreis


20 thoughts on “Store cupboard recipes 3 and 4

  1. The curry rice certainly appeals Cathy and sounds as if it would be an excellent stand by meal. It would have to be a mild version for me although himself likes hot and spicy. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    • Perhaps they are in America. It is often confusing for me with American terms for cobbler or scones being different, and in Germany pancakes and donuts have the same word depending where you live, which is quite odd! 😉

    • We ate through our entire stock of sweet stuff so I stopped off at our wholefoods supermarket yesterday while running another errand and managed to refill the biscuit jar! 😉 I keep telling myself the pounds will drop off now I am gardening again, but garden work gives me an appetite! LOL!

  2. The curry rice has to be delicious, although I have little curry in my stomach. I just have to order a jar of curry spices in the next order I make, and I cook it. Flapjacks are a good source of energy and must be in decline. Cathy I hope you are well and thanks for your recipes. Stay safe. Take care. Loving greetings from Margarita.

  3. Yums to both these! I am so grateful for all these ingredients right now. I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the slower pace of life, Cathy.

    • Thanks Jason. I have taken on more projects in the garden than usual and being outdoors so much is giving me an appetite for sweet stuff at the moment!

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