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Quick Vegetable Biryani

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I made this according to a friend’s recipe. It contains shredded cabbage, peas, carrot, green beans, mint and corn, which I added in greater proportion than his recipe called for.

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Recycling Soup

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After rehydrating shiitake mushrooms for gyoza, I had a nice, earthy broth. I also had the stalks of the Chinese cabbage left over. From the broccoli stalk soup, I had the top of the broccoli. I also added carrot, corn, salt, pepper and savoury to make this soup, which I topped with a little parsley.

Cabbage-Mushroom Gyoza

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For the filling of the gyoza, I used one Chinese cabbage (just the leaves), 2 spring onions, 250 grams (dry weight) of rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, 3 cloves of garlic, a 1″ piece of ginger and 2 carrots. To this I added a bit of mirin (about 2 tablespoons), soy sauce (about 2 tablespoons), sesame oil (about 1/4 teaspoon) and salt (about 1/4 teaspoon).

I used pre-made dumpling wrappers. The gyoza were pan-fried on both sides, then I added some water and cooked them until it evaporated. I served them with spring onion, rice vinegar, soy sauce and chilli oil.

Any extra dumplings can be frozen before cooking to save them for later.

Kimchi Gyoza

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I decided to make kimchi gyoza with some friends. I had a jar of kimchi and dumpling wrappers, but no bean sprouts. So I improvised, using green onion from the garden, frozen fried tofu, and a scrambled egg.

We ate it with dipping sauce of rice wine vinegar and soy sauce.

Kimchi Fried Rice

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Kimchi fried rice is simple but tasty. If you make your own kimchi, or are able to find a vegetarian version without fish sauce, the recipe can easily be made vegan. I used this recipe.

If you have tried kimchi in the past and didn’t like it, I’d suggest trying it this way or in dumplings. I don’t care for kimchi plain as a side dish, but once it is cooked further I find it delicious.

 

Braised Cabbage with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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I decided to make this recipe vegan by replacing the cream with cashew cream. I used half cashews and half hot water to make the cream. I also changed the order of ingredients, opting to sprinkle parsley on top and mix the paprika with the shallots.

The garlic sauce in particular was delicious, although it is easy to burn it when reheating for the last time, so take care.

Cabbage Fried Rice

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I used a sweetheart cabbage in this cabbage fried rice, which I consider one of the nicer ways to eat cabbage.