GROUND BEEF AND RICE CASSEROLE
This recipe is a simple, uncomplicated, easy
to put together recipe, which can be prepared at home with ingredients that you
probably already have. It takes a short time to prepare and once in the Oven,
it frees you to do other things as it cooks.
The recipe is a good brunch, delicious and
appealing to look at, yet nutritious, healthy and pocket-friendly.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total cook time: 1 hour 40 minutes
1 cups water
cream of mushroom soup,
about 2 cups
1 pound ground beef. Should
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked rice. (For
best results use long grain rice e.g. basmati rice)
carrots, sliced or diced
1-2 cups shredded Colby Jack or medium cheddar cheese (6-7 slices)
on how to prepare:
on the oven and heat to 350 degrees. Select a baking dish and grease it.
the grounded beef until cooked with salt to taste, and then set aside.
a large bowl and add together the cream of mushroom soup, milk and water. Whisk
to mix well.
the cooked beef, rice (washed until the water is clear) and the carrots and
stir to mix well. Add some seasoning salt to taste.
into the baking dish and place into the pre-heated oven for 90 minutes. Do not
with cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
from oven and let it cool a little then serve.
As mentioned earlier this meal is easy to prepare
and delicious to eat. Try it and enjoy a tasty brunch without taking too much
time to cook.
BRUNCH STARTERS (SOUPS)
This is a vegetarian soup that is low in
calories and high in nutritional value, thus passing off as a healthy starter to you as well as an exceptional eating
The soup is easy to prepare and has a
flavorful feel and is rich in nutrients being a vegetable-based
The ingredients too are easy to find or you
may already have them at home, thus ensuring one can quickly whip it up and
The following recipe serves 8,
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time 80 minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 large onion chopped
2 lbs. white button
1/2 tablespoon finely chopped
fresh rosemary leaves
3 medium potatoes
3 medium carrots
1 cup wheat berries (whole
wheat with the kernel)
5 bay leaves
3 quarts vegetable stock or water with 2 tablespoons of
3 tablespoons of all-purpose
a large pot or saucepan and add olive oil
over a low heat. Add onions and sauté for
about 5-7 minutes.
2. Dice the mushrooms and add the onions. Cook
the mushrooms on a high heat for about 10 minutes, or until the liquid
3. After peeling and dicing the carrots and
potatoes, add to the mushrooms.
add the rest of the ingredients and bring to the soup to a boil. Remember to
leave out the flour.
5. Mix the flour with cold water, (1/2 a cup) and
mix to ensure it is consistent. Add the mixture to the soup and cook for
another 10 minutes.
the soup cool a bit before serving.
This soup is tasty
and contains valuable vitamins and nutrients.it is also low in calories and makes a good starter for your
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 80 minutes
OF TOMATO SOUP RECIPES:-
This is another easy to prepare soup recipes
that one can comfortably prepare at home. It has a spicy twist (Indian cuisine)
to ensure that one enjoys the flavour of
rich spices while ensuring the preparation method remains simple.
5 tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons pepper
2 tablespoons of chopped
2 cups of water
5 tablespoons cream
salt to taste
Cream and mint leave for garnishing.
1. Chop onions and garlic. Select a pan and
melt the butter.
2. Add the chopped onions and garlic and sauté
(toss to the mix) to allow the mixture
cook until the onions are translucent.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes, and sprinkle
salt and pepper to taste.
4. Add water allowing the mixture to cook for
5. Remove from the fire and put in a blender.
Blend until it is pureed and pour the puree into a pan.
6. Add the cream and whisk, adding salt and
pepper if required.
7. Add the mint to garnish and add the
8. Serve it hot with breadsticks.
The cream of tomatoes soup prepared with the
rich flavour of Indian spice, brings out
a mild spicy taste while ensuring it is
not costly, as the ingredients are readily available.it is a healthy and
nutritious soup and especially recommended for those who enjoy vegetarian
lasagna is an easy to make dessert.it is attractive to look at, making it
impossible to resist.
4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered
sugar,(include some for dusting)
2 tablespoons pure vanilla
11/2 boxes vanilla wafers
1 pound (lbs.) strawberries
heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla, in a bowl using a hand mixture,
ensuring the ingredients in the bowl peaks form.
2. To prepare the lasagna, spread a layer of whipped cream. Lay a layer of vanilla
wafers and then spread a thick layer of whipped cream on top.
3. Place strawberries on top of the layer and
repeat this process until all the strawberries are used.
4. On top of the final strawberry layer, sprinkle
with crushed vanilla wafers.
5. Place in a refrigerator until the wafers are soft
(about 3 hours) or even overnight.
6. Sprinkle with the remaining powdered sugar.
This dessert is easy to prepare and is
especially ideal for a summertime dessert.it is sweet, delicious, and very enticing when presented on a plate.
The ingredients are readily available, quick
to prepare (25 minutes) with a beautiful colour
contrast of the strawberries, white sugar and vanilla wafers.
CHAMPAGNE PUNCH BELLINI.
In keeping with the easy to prepare brunch
recipes theme, the champagne punch Bellini surely fits in well.
For a start, let me break down some terms for easier understanding. A Bellini cocktail is
a prosecco sparkling wine. A prosecco is an Italian white. This thus would
refer to a white wine with sparkling or frizzy nature.
As mentioned this is a champagne based drink,
though white wine would do just fine, and may be cheaper than champagne.
1 (750ml) champagne bottle. You can also use a sparkling
white wine or prosecco.
1/2 cup raspberry sorbet.
to note is the size of the champagne glass.
2. Using a tablespoon scoop one large spoon of sorbet
(sweetened water with flavouring e.g.
fruit juice or puree) and place at the bottom of a champagne flute.
3. Pour the champagne into the flute till full.
Top the flute with fresh raspberry
4. Serve immediately.
As additional information, you can also use
any other fruit of choice to or prefer to
make a Bellini cocktail. This is a quick,
easy and simple way to fix a drink to go with your brunch and makes a delicious