One Dish Meals

These can a life saver on days when you really have no time and especially no idea on what to cook. They are easy to make, and most importantly, completes the nutrients required for the day.

Meat, One Dish Meals

Ding Tai Fung Pork Chop Fried Rice

Ingredients (for 1 bowl of fried rice)Shortgrain rice 1 bowl (cooked “hard”)Egg yolk 1Butter 1 TbspHao chi seasoning 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp to taste(substitute with 1 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp salt)White pepper 1/2 tspWhole egg 1 plus white from other egg (beat)Spring onions 2 (diced) Method Add yolk, butter and dry ingredients […]

One Dish Meals

Homemade Fluffy Pancakes

Ingredients1 cup Plain flour, sifted2 tbsp Sugar2.5 tsp Baking powder (I used 0.5 tsp as it was finishing and it turned out fine)1/2 tsp Salt1.25 cup Milk3 tbsps Butter, melted1 Large eggVegetable oil for brushing pan MethodIn a bowl, sift flour, and mix with sugar, baking powder and salt.Add butter, milk and egg. Stir until […]

One Dish Meals

Homemade Rosti with Egg and Spinach

Ingredients500g Potatoes, shredded25g Butter2 Eggs2 slices of HamSaltPepper Method Grate the potatoes using a box grater and place on a clean tea towel. Wrapping them in a towel, squeeze out all the excess moisture, then transfer to the bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.Melt the butter in a large nonstick frying pan. Divide […]

One Dish Meals

Soy and Orange Salmon with Soba and Edamame

Ingredients4-5 Salmon fillets, skinlessOlive oil250g Soba noodles, dried4 tbsp Dark soya sauce2 tbsp Orange juice2 tbsp Mirin2 tsp Sesame oil2 tbsp Sesame seeds1/2 packet EdamameBonito flakes, optional MethodPut edamame into a bowl and pour boiling water over it, leaving it subnmerged for 10 mins.Remove any bones from the salmon fillets and put the salmon in […]

One Dish Meals

Beef Burger with Assorted Vegetables

IngredientsFor the beef burger12 Jacob’s cream crackers500g quality minced beef1 large free range eggSaltFeshly ground black pepperOlive oil1 round lettuce3 tomatoes, sliced thin1 red onion, sliced thin6 fresh burger buns6 slices cheddar or mozarella cheeseMustard, optionalFor the assorted vegetables1 Carrot, cut into matchsticks200g Asparagus, washed and bottom 1cm cut off (I peel the outer layer off […]

One Dish Meals

Dumpling Tofu Noodle Soup

Ingredients1 cup Fish or Pork broth1 litre Water1/2 Tofu2 pieces Dried Beancurd2 bunches Spinach Phuay Leng1 tbsp Fried shallots2-3 Dumplings MethodAdd frozen soup broth and water in a pot and boil.Add dumplings.When dumplings start to float, add noodles, tofu, beancurd and spinach and turn off the heat.Top with fried shallots.Serve hot. If you are not eating […]

One Dish Meals

Prawn Noodle Soup

Ingredients200g Loin meat, sliced thinly3 Prawns, sliced half50g Yellow noodles30g Spinach or Puay leng spinach2 cups Pork broth or Chicken broth2 tbsp Fried shallotsLight soya sauce to taste MethodHeat oil in a pan to medium heat.Put sliced meat and prawns in and lightly fry to cook.Add water and light soya sauce to taste.When the water […]

One Dish Meals

Homemade Crispy Thin Crust Pizza

IngredientsFor dough3/4 lukewarm water1 tsp active dry / instant yeast1 tsp honey2 cups plain flour (bread flour if you want more bready texture.)1.5 tsp saltFor toppingsBacon, cut into small piecesPineapple, cut into small piecesHam, slicedOnion, dicedChicken pieces (curry chicken)Rocket leaves (to put on top when the pizza is done.)Tomato pasteMozarella cheese (can be mixed with […]

Festive, One Dish Meals

Nyonya Glutinous Rice Dumpling

Ingredients 2 kg glutinous rice, soaked for 2 hours and drained. 24 Chinese mushrooms, soaked80 bamboo leaves, washed and wiped dry240g winter melon, cut into small cubes.2 kg minced meat or belly pork (I prefer belly pork as the texture is better.)16 cloves garlic, minced8 big onions, minced4 tbsp dark soya sauce4-8 tsp coriander powder MethodPreparing the […]

One Dish Meals, Side Dishes

Hakka Yam Abacus

IngredientsMaking the yam abacus300g yam, cubed100g tapioca flour60g hot waterFor cooking with the yam abacus5 shallots, minced2 tsp minced garlic300g minced pork or chicken80g dried shrimp, soaked30g dried cuttlefish40g mushrooms, soaked and cut into strips40g black fungus, soaked and cut into stripsSeasonings1 tsp saltSoy sauce to taste2 tsp pepper  MethodCooking the yam abacusSteam the yam […]

One Dish Meals

Beef Burger with Mozarella Cheese

Ingredients12 Jacob’s cream crackers500g quality minced beef1 large free range eggSaltFeshly ground black pepperOlive oil1 round lettuce3 tomatoes, sliced thin1 red onion, sliced thin6 fresh burger buns6 slices cheddar or mozarella cheeseMustard, optional MethodMaking your burgerPut crackers in a plastic bag and smash them up till fine, breaking up any big bits and put them […]

One Dish Meals

Aglio Olio with Honey Baked Chicken Wings

IngredientsHoney baked chicken wings (See recipe here.)Pasta, a quarter packet for 2-3 peoplePinch of saltOlive oilChilli flakesGarlic, minced or sliced depending on your liking.Extra virgin olive oil, optional  MethodHeat a pot of water with pinch of salt and a tsp of olive oil till boiling.Add the pasta and boil for 8 minutes.Drain and add extra […]

One Dish Meals

Rice Cooker Chicken Rice

Ingredients1 chicken thigh or any parts that you likeSliced chicken breast (I have some left from the chicken stock that I made, so I sliced them and put with this dish)1 carrot chopped10-15 french beans, chopped into small pieces1 tomato MethodWash rice as usual, soaking it for around 5 minutes.Put all ingredients in and fill […]

One Dish Meals, Poultry

Chicken Baked Rice

Ingredients1 cup uncooked rice, rinsed and drainedWater to cook rice3 garlic cloves150g button mushrooms, sliced (white or brown fresh ones)150g chicken fillet, cubed10g butterFew tablespoons of Campbell’s cream of mushroom soupShredded mozarella cheeseShredded cheddar cheeseSalt and pepper to tasteParsley for garnishing, optional MethodUse a saucepan, melt the butter. Add in the sliced mushrooms and chicken […]

One Dish Meals, Seafood

Seafood Tomato Cream Pasta

Ingredients (Serves 2)4-6 prawns (frozen or fresh)1/2 squid (cleaned and cut)1 big tomato (cut into small cubes)dried parsley leaves (fresh also ok)cream or milk (your own preference)parmesan cheeseseafood or prawn stockMarinade2 tsp light soy sauce¼ tsp dark soy sauce½ tsp sugar1 tsp shaoxing wine ( I used glutinous rice wine, which I ferment myself.)¼ tsp […]