Veetee Blog UK: A Valentine’s Banquet for Rice Lovers

31 January 2017 Veetee Blog UK: A Valentine’s Banquet for Rice Lovers

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of you will be taking part in the last-minute scramble to make dinner reservations. However, there is another option! We’ve put together a delicious three-course menu for the rice lover in your life, so you can enjoy a romantic evening from the comfort of your own home. What’s more, these Thai-style dishes will be sure to impress your date – with minimum effort in the kitchen.

Starter – Thai Style Rice Cakes

Our Thai Style Rice Cakes are a great way to start your Valentine’s banquet, as they’re light and fluffy but packed with flavour. Luckily for you, they use Veetee Thai Lime & Herb Rice, which cooks in the microwave in just 2 minutes. To make, simply mix the ingredients with the rice and bind with 2 beaten eggs before baking in the oven. Serve with sweet chilli sauce for an added kick!

Main – Thai Butternut Squash and Pineapple Curry

Next up is our Thai Style Butternut Squash and Pineapple Curry, which embraces the fragrant herbs and spices of Asia. Your date will love the spicy flavour of the red curry paste with the sweetness of the pineapple – and the coriander keeps the dish feeling fresh. You can prepare the curry in advance and leave to simmer; just pop a tray of our Wholegrain Brown Rice & Quinoa in the microwave when you’re reading to serve, as it only takes 2 minutes.

Dessert – Naughty-but-nice Valentine's Rice Pudding

To finish your Valentine’s meal, we’ve prepared a tasty naughty-but-nice Valentine’s Rice Pudding.

This deliciously indulgent pudding is easy to make and can be cooked in the same pan. Although it requires a few ingredients it is worth it and our easy to follow recipe video will make it simple to cook in no time at all. Simply cook the ingredients in a pan and add the Veetee Thai Jasmine rice before transferring to a separate dish. Brown the rice off in the oven for a delicious pudding that’s full of flavour. It doesn’t take much effort to make but is sure to wow your partner. We can guarantee that you’ll love this rich and tasty dessert!  

Not only are these recipes extremely tasty, but they’re super quick and easy to make – leaving you with more time to set up a dazzling dinner table and put on some romantic music. Each dish uses a different style of rice but stays true to its authentic flavours, so you can take your dinner date on a culinary tour of Thailand. We hope you enjoy your Valentine’s banquet for river lovers!

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