Fish Recipes

Portuguese seafood stew with Tilda rice

January 28, 2018

I’ve been loving dishes with rice ever since I remember my childhood. My mom loved making veggies with rice. She used to add pieces of chicken in the casserole and pop everything in the oven for half an hour. The richness of all hearty dishes made with rice is unbeatable. I am definitely a gourmand and I have been eating in restaurants my entire adult life, to emphasise the importance of a home cooked meal. Adding a splash of rice can change a dull dish into a complete all rounder plate in no time. Cooking with rice is so easy, but most people are afraid of changing their go-to recipes from time to time.

Ever since I’ve discovered the Tilda universe, my game in the kitchen went all way up. For those who only want genuine goodness at the heart of every home and the centre of every table, Tilda basmati rice has a lot of resources for mostly any dish you want to try. Tilda Basmati’s full flavour and magical aroma makes it the most delicious and versatile rice grain on the planet. By DNA fingerprint testing all the rice and removing broken grains, you can be sure that every pack of Tilda is as close to perfect as possible. All the products are made with carefully sourced, natural ingredients, so they’re nutritionally balanced and packed with natural goodness. The purity of the basmati means that, as long as you follow a few simple steps, Tilda Rice always comes out fluffy, fragrant and light.

Did you know that nearly half the world’s 6.6 billion population eat rice as part of their staple diet? The Tilda signature Basmati is aromatic, deliciously fluffy and combines beautifully with a multitude of dishes – hot, cold, sweet, spiced and savoury. It is definitely the most sociable rice, since the range has a multitude of products to keep you busy in the kitchen. That distinct aroma is enhanced by the fact that the Basmati rice is aged for months before milling. This gives it a deeper, richer and nuttier taste. It also means that when the rice is cooked small pores are opened in the surface of the grain that allow it to absorb the flavours of your meal. Basmati is known as a super grain. It is gluten-free, low in fat, contains your essential amino acids, folic acid, very low in sodium, and no cholesterol. Basmati is also a low to medium GI food, which means energy is released at a slower, steadier rate and gives a more balanced level of energy, keeping you fuller for longer.

There are so many different varieties of rice to choose from at Tilda, so for this recipe I chose brown basmati & wild rice. I picked up the steamed version because I was in a hurry, but you can definitely use dry rice too, it just needs cooked longer, as per the instructions found on the package.