Rice Cake Rocky Road
· 4 SunRice thick rice cakes (roughly crushed)
· 300g milk chocolate
· 75g dark chocolate
· 1/2 cup marshmallows, pink and white
· 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
· 1/2 cup glace cherries
Line a brownie tray with plastic wrap. Place the chocolate into a bowl and melt slowly over a saucepan of simmering water and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon. Once chocolate is melted add all other ingredients and stir. Pour mixture into the tray and allow to cool and harden in the fridge. Take out of the tray, remove plastic and slice into squares or slices.
Use white chocolate instead and replace peanuts with almonds.
Country Style Rice & Greek Lamb Skewers
· 2 cups cooked SunRice Medleys Country Style
· 8 lamb skewers (600g diced lamb threaded onto a skewer)
· 2 tblspn vegetable oil
· 1 tspn dried oregano
· salt and pepper to taste
· 1 x 200g tub Tzatziki dip
Pour oil into a flat dish or plate, sprinkle with oregano, salt and pepper. Roll skewers in the seasoned oil. Place onto a barbeque or hot plate and cook to your liking. Serve on SunRice Medleys Country Style and top with tzatziki.
If you use wooden skewers, soak them in water first before threading on the meat to prevent burning.
Alternatively you can use rosemary sticks instead of skewers.
Rice with semi dried tomatoes, olives, pine nuts and a hint of lemon
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins
2 cups (cooked) SunRice Brown Medium Rice
2 tblspns olive oil
1 cup semi dried tomatoes
1 cup black olives
1/4cup pine nuts
1 lemon zest and juice
salt and pepper to taste
1) Heat olive oil in a fry pan on low heat.
2) Add olives, semi dried tomatoes and lemon zest and cook gently for 2 minutes.
3) pour in the lemon juice cook for a further 2 minutes then add rice and pine nuts.
4) Check seasoning and serve.
Serve as a vegetarian meal or as a side dish with grilled fish.
Butter Chicken with Spinach & Basmati
1 x 450g pack SunRice Basmati Rice in 2 1/2 minutes
1 tblspn butter
1 1/2 tblspn canola oil
1 kg chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3 cm pieces
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tblspn finely grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tspn ground cumin
1 tspn ground cardamom
1 tspn ground coriander seed
1 tspn garam masala
1/4 tspn chilli powder
1 1/4 cups tomato puree*
3 tspn cornflour
1/2 cup thickened cream
1/2 cup Greek style natural yoghurt
50g baby spinach leaves
salt, to taste
1/4 cup toasted flaked almonds, to serve
· Heat butter and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large heavy based saucepan. Cook the chicken in batches until browned. Transfer to a bowl.
· Reduce heat and add remaining oil. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until soft.
· Add ginger, garlic and spices. Cook, stirring, until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
· Add tomato puree and chicken (including juices). Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
· Place cornflour in a small bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon cream and set aside. Add remaining cream and yoghurt to chicken mixture - stir to combine.
· Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cornflour mixture and stir for 1 minute longer or until thickened.
· Add spinach and stir just until wilted. Season with salt.
· Cook rice as per directions on pack. Serve butter chicken with rice and top with flaked almonds.
· use *tomato puree (or passata), not tomato paste.
· can also be served with SunRice Jasmine Rice
· for convenience, use store-bought butter chicken paste or simmer sauce. SunRice partners with UNICEF Australia to support vaccination program in the South Pacific
In 2009 SunRice is uniting with UNICEF Australia to fund an ongoing children's vaccination program in the South Pacific which will help stop children under five dying from preventable diseases. The UNICEF immunisation programs aim to reach 900,000 children across 14 Pacific Island countries.
"By supporting SunRice, Australians will be helping children in the Pacific Islands receive some of the essential vaccinations that we take for granted in the west," says Gary Helou, CEO of SunRice. "There are many disadvantaged countries in the Pacific and even the more developed countries are struggling. Only a few nations are on track to achieve Millenium Development Goals of reduced child mortality by 2015."
"To support our neighbours and care for children less fortunate than our own, SunRice is funding vaccination storage, training, distribution and management to eliminate measles and control Hepatitis B," says Helou.
While the South Pacific Islands are well known as an island holiday, they include five of the least developed countries in the Asia Pacific region. Childhood immunisation is a challenge in these communities due to the geographic isolation of many of these countries.
"Immunisation is a major issue affecting the Pacific Islands; many of the islands are so remote that it is a challenge to get vaccinations to children in these areas before the vaccines expire or spoil due to the heat," says Helou. "Funding is also a problem for the Pacific Islands; when people donate to UNICEF, the Pacific Islands aren't always at the top of their list of countries that need support. This is one of the reasons why we chose to assist UNICEF with this particular project."
"This is something very close to our heart," says Helou. "In everything we do we strive to meet our core values of family, children and vitality. Like UNICEF, which aims to improve the lives of children around the world, we wanted to assist our neighbours in the Pacific Islands. We felt this was an ideal way to make a big difference in these countries and do something positive to benefit the entire region."
"The most important part of this program is that it is ongoing - we are providing the communities with the resources and the knowledge to maintain a vaccination program," says Helou.
The SunRice immunisation program covers 14 Pacific Island countries distributed over 200,000 square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. The region is home to three million people.
Starting out as a small cooperative in the Riverina region NSW, SunRice has become a major player in the international rice market. SunRice now has a presence in 60 countries across the world. As an international brand, SunRice felt the need to extend its support of local Australian charities overseas. Working in over 160 countries across the world UNICEF is the ideal partner; SunRice decided to assist UNICEF with this project to give back to Australia's geographical neighbours - the Pacific Islands.
"UNICEF is a well established organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of young people around the world," says Helou. "It is a privilege to be part of such a program."
The vaccination program is just the beginning of SunRice's charitable work with children, which will continue throughout 2009 and beyond.
To find out more about the program visit www.sunricedifference.com.au
or call 1800 255 999
Formed in 1950 as Ricegrowers Cooperative Mills Limited, SunRice is an Australian owned company that is now one of the largest rice food companies in the world. SunRice typically feeds up to 40 million people per day in over sixty countries with high quality rice coming from all over the world. In 2009, SunRice is assisting UNICEF with funding a children's vaccination program throughout the Pacific Islands.