Delicious rice dish for a fussy eater.

27th June, 2019
Having a small child, who's a fussy eater is an absolute nightmare. It feels like I can never get it right with my daughter. Everything I put on her plate is 'Ewww!' regardless of how pretty, delicious or colourful the dish is. I went through hundreds of recipes, tried out every possible tip I have been given or researched across the internet. Nothing seems to work? Am I the only one parent on this Earth with a fussy toddler? Turns out not! Here is that one dish recipe my little girl, and any other kiddo I've served this to never said no to...
     

You will need:
+ 5-6 tablespoons of white rice +
+ 4-5 large mushrooms +
+ salt & pepper +
+ butter +
+ half a white onion +
+ 250g pork or beef mince +
+ tomato paste/puree +
+ 1x tinned tomatoes +
+ dry basil +
+ 1x chicken stock cube (I use Knorr for everything) +

How to make it?
Cook rice until tender. Drain and leave to cool down. Wash and grate mushrooms. Melt a spoon of butter in a pan on a medium heat. Chop up onions and fry until golden. Add grated mushroom and fry until all water evaporates. Put aside and leave to cool down. Mix everything together in a large bowl or pot, add raw mince meat separating it with fingers. Add salt and pepper to flavour and give it a good stir using your hands. On a large pan or pot, heat up some more butter and fry the ready mix on a low heat for further 10-15 mins occasionally stirring.
   
In a separate pot bring 1 litre of water to boil, add 1-2 chicken stock cubes, basil, tomato puree and tin of tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes. To thicken the tomato sauce you can use flour slurry. Whisk together equal parts of flour and cold water in a cup or small bowl. It should have a consistency of a thick cream. Turn heat to low and pour slowly into boiling sauce constantly whisking until it starts thickening.