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Cheesy Mushroom Sauced Rice

1, prepare ingredients: mushroom (I chose maitake mushroom, and it’s my first time to cook this kind of mushroom). Leftover cooked rice, garlic 2 cloves (chopped), 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp mixed herbs, salt, black pepper, milk 1/2 cup and cheese.

2, heat a pan, add in olive oil and butter.

3, when butter melts, add in garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.

4, add in mushroom. Stir fry till they become softened.

5, pour into milk, add in salt, black pepper and herbs. Simmer for 3 mins.

6, turn up the heat and reduce the sauce a bit.

7, add in rice. Mix rice evenly with mushroom sauce.

8, let rice fully absorb the mushroom sauce.

9, off the heat. Take out the rice and put into a bowl. Sprinkle cheese over the top.

10, use microwave to heat the rice till cheese melts. Actually, oven would be a better choice, but I didn’t find a proper container, so please try oven if you can.


Double Beef Burger

I made burgers before, but this time I tried burger bun with my white bread recipe:


This one batch can make 4 buns.

For the beef patties,I used 300g ground beef. Actually I suggest you double the batch. Because I found this 300g ground beef can only make 4 patties. Since we are making double beef burger, so the beef needs to upsize.

1, To add flavor to the beef patties,  I chopped 4 cloves of garlic and added in. Actually the best way to mix beef and garlic is to chop them together. That’s what I learned from making dumpling fillings.

2, And also don’t forget to season beef with salt and pepper.

3, Divide ground beef into 4 portions. Make them into beef ball.

4, Heat a skillet, add in 1 tbsp oil. When oil is hot, Add beef ball in.

5, Use spatula to press beef balls into flat disc. Let it fry till the down side turns beautifully golden brown. And flip over to fry the other side.

6, After flipping, Place 1 piece cheese on each patty. Fry till cheese melts and bubbling.

7, Cut bun into halves, Brush it with sauce you like, Place beef patty on it. And top with another one.

8, I also saute some chopped onion with butter and salt. Place them over the beef.

9, And just put on the other half bun.

My husband is a big fan. 🙂

Carbonara Pasta

  1. Cut 5 or 6 strips bacon into small pieces.
  2. Heat a pan, add in 1 tsp oil. Sear the bacon. At the same time, cook pasta.
  3. Sear bacon with low heat. There will be much fat in the pan. Pour the excess, only keep a little.
  4. In a bowl, mix 2 eggs with 50g parmesan cheese and 20g mozzarella cheese.
  5. Add cooked pasta into the pan and mix with bacon. Also add in 1/3 cup pasta water.
  6. Keep low heat. Add egg cheese mixture into pan.
  7. Mix everything together. Season with black pepper and salt if needed.

Cheesy & Milky Potato


Potato slices (grated in scallop shape) 3 cups

cheese 1/2 cup

milk 3/4 cup

salt 1/2 tsp

butter 2 Tbsp

black pepper 1 dash

minced garlic 1 clove

  1. Preheat oven to 220 Degree C.
  2. Boil milk while arrange potato in baking pan.
  3. Butter the baking pan first.
  4. Spread half of the potato slices in baking pan. Cut in half the butter and season with salt and garlic. Also sprinkle half the cheese.
  5. Top with the rest potato slices. Then season with the other half salt and black pepper. Cheese on the top at last.
  6. Into the oven and bake for 20-30 mins. Or till potato fully cooked and soft.


Smells very nice and my husband likes it.

Prawn Pizza


For the pizza dough, please check:


The prawns I used are very big, so I remove the head and shell, then cut prawn into halves.

  1. Heat a pan, add in 1 tbsp oil. Fry prawn head and shell. Gently squeeze prawn head with spatula. Then take all the shell and head out.
  2. Fry prawns with the same pan. Just fry each side for 1 minute or 2. Set aside for later use.
  3. Still the same pan, saute 3 chopped cloves of garlic. Then add in pizza sauce. Stir fry till prawn oil and sauce are completely combined.
  4. Brush fried sauce onto pizza dough. Sprinkle cheese. Spread prawns over it. And top with cheese again.
  5. Into 200 degree oven and bake for 10 mins.


Very nice pizza.

Oven-roasted Cheesy Scallops

  1. Clean scallops. Because I used frozen ones. So I thaw them first. Then separate the meat and the shell. Clean the shell with a brush to remove all the dirt.
  2. Place all the scallops in a plate. Drizzle in a little cooking wine. Steam for about 5 mins.
  3. Pour the water out from the shell if any.
  4. Prepare the sauce: 1/2 1 tbsp chili sauce,  1 tsp chopped garlic, 2 tsp chopped onion, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix well.
  5. Drop sauce onto the scallop meat. Then top with mayonnaise and cheese. And dried herbs you like.

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.

Bake for 10-15 mins.



Prawn & Tomato Pasta

I really like this pasta. It’s creamy, easy and only needs one pot.

  1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry prawns or shrimps (remove head and shell first) till cooked. Put them in a plate and set aside for later use.
  2. Use the same pan. Saute 1 or 2 chopped garlic. Add in cherries tomatoes (cut into halves). Stir fry for maybe 2 mins.
  3. Pour in 2 cups water or stock or half stock and half water. Bring to boil.
  4. Pasta in. Cook according to the instruction. Mine needs 10 mins. Stir occasionally.
  5. Sprinkle in chopped parsley and cheese. Blend evenly.
  6. Add prawns in. Mix well.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.



Egg Stuffed Mushroom

Since last time I cooked portobello mushroom last time, my husband had deeply fallen in love with this giant brown mushroom. He required to buy some portobello mushroom when we went out for shopping.

One of my hobbies is to explore the different cooking method for different ingredient. So I decided to try this dish with this mushroom. It’s quite easy.

  1. preheat oven to 180 Degree c.
  2. wash portobello mushroom gently in water. Then wipe them dry with kitchen towels.
  3. remove the stem. Also use a spoon to scratch off the black gills to save more room for egg.
  4. brush mushroom with butter.
  5. sprinkle a little salt over the mushroom. Only a very little is enough.
  6. place mushroom in baking try, better with a parchment paper underneath. crack an egg onto the gill of each mushroom.
  7. sprinkle cheese, black gills scratched off  and chopped spring onion on egg. Avoid egg yolk.

Into the oven for 15-18 mins. Or till cheese melted and egg is done.

I kind of forgot to take the mushroom out, so my egg was overly done a bit. 😦

But my husband still loves them. 🙂

Spinach Omelette

I wanted to try something beside scrambled egg. It’s a really easy dish. All you need are spinach, eggs, cheese, salt, black pepper and oil.

1. Remove root of spinach. Wash them clean and drain.

2. Cut spinach into small pieces. Better be small, cos mine was too long, not very easy to cut.

3. Beat eggs in a bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Also sprinkle in some cheese.

4. Heat a pan. A small Non sticky pan is better. Add in some oil. Stir fry spinach first. Spinach juice will come out, pour it out. Separate spinach a bit.

5. Pour egg & cheese mixture in. Cover the pan with lid. When the eggs get solidified. Turn off the heat.

6. Place a big plate over the pan. Make the pan upside down to let the omelette out.

You can cut it into smaller pieces before serving .

Bismarck Pizza

Last time, when my sister and her boyfriend came to visit us, we went an Italian restaurant for dinner. The restaurant name is Saizeriya. The restaurant claims to serve fusion food of Japanese and Italian. Its rating is 4.7, which is very high on Google and many comments are positive. And the price is very reasonable and affordable. The most important thing is food there is very nice. We tried its pizza, spaghetti, soup, escargot, and ravioli. All are very nice.

There is one special pizza, Bismarck pizza. We tried it for the first time. Pizza looks not very hard to make, since I can tell the main ingredients are pizza dough, cheese, bacon, spinach and egg. Yes! An egg in the middle, that’s why it’s special and also why my husband loves it. Egg is the key part. Although I don’t know exactly how to cook it, I tried to copy the one we had in the restaurant today.

For the pizza dough:


Preheat oven to 200 degree.

I made it in a very simple way. Brush pizza dough with a little tomato sauce. Then sprinkle mozzarella cheese. ( I just tore the mozzarella ball with my hand.)

Cut 2 strips streaky bacon and spread them over pizza dough and make a circle in the middle. That’s the spot where I crack an egg. Sprinkle a little black pepper on the top.

Into the oven for 13-15 mins.

While pizza was baking. I bleach several stalks of spinach in water for 30 seconds. Then soaked them in cold water. Squeeze them very hard to let the water out.

In the last 3 mins, spread cooked spinach over the pizza.

And the Bismarck pizza is done with a beautiful egg in the middle.

My husband loves it.