Chai rice pudding with roasted rhubarb by Lily Higgins @NDC


Yields. 1 Serving
Ingredients checklist
 500 g rhubarb, chopped into 3” pieces
 120 g sugar
 1 orange, thickly sliced
 100 g toasted flaked almonds or pistachio nuts
 75 g pudding rice
 375 ml milk
 2 chai tea bags
 2 tbsp sugar


1Preheat the oven to 180C.

2 Place the rhubarb into an oven proof dish. Pour over the sugar. Place the orange slices on top. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the orange blossom water and leave to cool.

3. Place the rice, milk, chai tea bags and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to the boil on the hob. Turn down to simmer slowly for 30 – 40 minutes, only leave the tea bags in the milk for ten minutes before removing.

4. Stir occasionally to ensure it doesn’t catch on the bottom. Spoon the rice pudding into bowls, top with some rhubarb and scatter with toasted almonds. Serve right away.

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Roast squash,chilli and coriander soup.



Chef: Annie Bell.

Yields 6 Servings

This roast vegetable soup that is full of South American pizzazz would be nowhere without its finishing flourish of soured cream. As punchy as it is simple, there is no careful stirring or frying, instead the caramelisation takes place in the oven and the flavours concentrate in the process.


Ingredients checklist for soup
1.5–1.6kg butternut squash, skin and seeds discarded, and cut into chunks
2 large onions, peeled, halved and sliced
4 vine tomatoes, halved
1 medium–hot red chilli (5–7cm long)
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
900 ml chicken or vegetable stock
Ingredients checklist to serve
2 tbsp soured cream
coarsely chopped coriander
pickled piri-piri or jalapeño peppers (optional)

1.Preheat the oven to 200˚C fan/220˚C/gas mark 6. Arrange the squash, onions and
tomatoes in a couple of large roasting pans so that they fit in a crowded single layer, adding the chilli to one. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of oil over each roasting pan and season with salt. Roast for 55 minutes, stirring halfway through.

2.Remove from the oven, and if any of the onion strands are particularly dark, discard these.

3.Scrape out the inside of the chilli, discarding the seeds if possible, and liquidise the vegetables with the stock in batches in a blender. Pass through a sieve into a saucepan.

4.Gently reheat and serve with a spoon of soured cream, some chopped coriander and pickled chilli if wished.



Energy 248 Kcal | Fat 11.2g | Sat fat 3g | Carbs 28.2g | Sugar 17.3g | Protein 4.9g | Salt 0.8g

Roast squash, chilli and coriander soup