Remove the pork and transfer to a carving board to rest.
If necessary bring back to a simmer, then add the rice.Stir, cover and cook for 15 minutes, then take off the heat and leave for 5 minutes with the lid still on.
IngredientsThis moreish recipe of baked plums on toast with mascarpone makes the most of fresh, juicy British plums while they are still in season.Plus, plums' sweetness and depth of flavour is enhanced when stewed.
1tbsp white wine vinegar
80ml ice water
FOR THE FILLING:
2 small or 1 large butternut squash (about 1.
IngredientsThis is the perfect way to use up pumpkin flesh left over from carving pumpkins, but you can also make it with butternut-squash flesh.Roughly chop the pumpkin or squash flesh and put into a saucepan with 200ml water.
IngredientsWalnut and pomegranate is a classic combination, usually in a Middle Eastern faisinjan - a pheasant, duck or chicken casserole.4 chicken legs, or 1 whole chicken, jointed
1 tbsp honey
2 red onions, each peeled and cut into eight wedges, and tossed in a little olive oil
Walnut pesto (see below)
Seeds from ½ pomegranate
Pomegranate molasses (optional)
FOR THE WALNUT PESTO:
Leaves from a large bunch of parsley
110g shelled walnuts
110ml olive oil
Taken from The Contented Cook by Xanthe Clay (Kyle Books, £19.
6 large ripe tomatoes
1 bulb of garlic
½ a bunch of fresh thyme (15g)
1.With a knife, cut the cores out of the tomatoes, then place cut side down in a snug-fitting baking dish with the whole garlic bulb, and scatter over the thyme sprigs.