Easy veggie dish for one

After a short bike tour I was so hungry that I had to make something fast. My darling had just eaten something, so I had the chance to make something full of “suspicious” vegetables. I decided quickly to make a dish I had just “invented” with my best friend some weeks ago. It was so delicious and I had everything I need for it.

I took two small sweet potatoes, peeled them like potatoes and cut them into pieces of the size of about my small finger. Then I threw the sweet potato wedges into a bowl and added oil, spices (salt, pepper, sweet pepper (paprika) powder) and mixed it. Then I just put them onto a baking tray with baking paper and put them into the oven. You can also add one or two potatoes and treat them in the same way as the sweet potatoes.

In the mean time I cut the other veggies: zucchini, lilac egg-fruit (aubergine) and champignons. The most difficult part, was to keep the portion small enough for one person.

After cutting I fried the vegetables in a pan in some oil and waited for them to get some nice brown colour. In the end all I needed to add was some tomato puree and herb cream cheese and after some minutes all my food was ready. It was quite salty but sooooo good.

I am really surprised I did not put the potato wedges here before. I was so sure. It’s such an easy recipe that I make it quite often. So it was about time.

And here the recipes for downloading to your recipe collection:

as word (.docx): vegetable dish for one person / vegetarisches gericht für eine person / Vegetaarinen ruoka yhdelle

as pdf: vegetable dish for one person-pdf / vegetarisches gericht für eine person-pdf / Vegetaarinen ruoka yhdelle-pdf

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Rice patties / Reistaler / Riisipannukakut

recipe for 4 persons:

250g cooked rice (for example left-overs from yesterday, the exact amount is not that important)

2 tablespoons of flour

3 eggs

salt, pepper, spices

2 packages of Crème fraiche (à 150g)

2 tablespoons of oil for cooking

  • Cook the rice as described on the package.
  • Mix the boiled rice with the other ingredients except the oil
  • heaten up you pan
  • put in the oil
  • put a spoonful of your rice mix into the pan and press it gently to a patty of about 1 cm thick
  • when you see that the edges are getting brown, turn the patty with a spatula. Cook the patty like a pancake.

Serve it, for example, with some meat, veggies and some good sauce. Try also different spices. 

You can find the recipe as attachment in the end of this blog entry.

And here is the story to the receipe:

A few days ago I tried out a very interesting dish: rice patties with meat. The food was astonishing good and something completely new, although the ingredients were so common.

This is a very good dish, if you have some rice left-overs. All you need are the above mentioned ingredients.

My boyfriend came into the kitchen when I was about to put the first patty into the pan, and still, after some years of living and eating happily together, he is very sceptical about any food that is “suspect”. No, without joking, he is the best – he is just a little picky when it comes to food.

And that is the person that now looks at my pan and the white wet something in my bowl. He looks very doubtful, but he sees I am cooking meat, so it is okay.

After some ten minutes when the food is ready, he is very surprised. Not only the meat but also the rice patty gets a lot of compliments.

I forgot to take pictures, so you will have to cook them yourself to find out.

Recipes in English, Finnish and German can be found below:

in word .docx (save them on your computer and rewrite the recipe according to your preferences): Reistaler / Riisipannukakut / Rice patties

and in pdf (save a neat copy or open to print): Reistaler / Riisipannukakut / Rice patties