Vegetarian dinner: curried rice with potato hash

It’s 19h00 Sunday evening and I’m hungry. I shouldn’t be because I had a good lunch with the in-laws. As delicious as it was, my stomach size is quite limited. I get so excited about food, look forward to it, but when it comes to the crunch, I get full very quickly. This is both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because that means it’s not easy to overindulge and consequently gain weight, but a curse because I then get hungry again quickly. And you can’t really always ask for padkos (takeaways) from someone’s house.

I’ve had a long day, and my fridge is not inspiring me at all. Anything in the freezer needs defrosting and this time I don’t have.

I do love rice and that won’t take a lot of time.

Late, light dinner tonight is vegetarian: curried rice with potato hash

What do I need?

Cup of rice

1 potato

Mild curry spice


Black pepper

Lettuce- 3 large leaves

grated red cabbage & carrot

What to do?

In salted water, with 1 tbs of curry spice, boil the rice until it’s cooked through.

In a separate pot, boil diced potatoes, not peeled( for fibre) in salted water until tender, but not mushy.

When cooked through, strain the rice and strain the potatoes. In a hot pan with 1 tbs of flora margarine, add 1/2 chopped onion and 1 clove of garlic and cook until soft. Then add the rice and the potatoes, and the chopped lettuce, 1 tbs of grated carrot and 1 tbs of grated red cabbage.

When mixed well, after 5 minutes, season with aromat and pepper.

Serve and enjoy.



This is delicious. Makes me even feel a bit guilt-free, no animal had to die for me to enjoy my dinner! As African and meat loving as we are, meat is not the be and end all for food.

I need to make a better effort to cook vegetarian more often.

No animal was harmed in the making of this dinner!😊

Author: preciousgarnett

I'm a multi-faceted young woman. I'm a proud mom to a now 8 year old 😜. I'm a daughter, I'm a sister and a friend to an amazing circle of powerful people ❤️ I'm a medical doctor, public health specialist currently in marketing I live food, from cooking to finding the best spots in town and in my travels for a good meal. Health, Fitness and Nutrition fanatic. I live by a few beliefs...: 1. Before I do anything whether related to food or not, I ask myself ' Is it worth the calories?' Whether literally or figuratively( i.e. Is the decision worth the stress, effort, investment) 2. What you put in must come out! If you don't let it out, it settles on your tummy and hips. 3. 'Everything happens for a reason'. I try reflect on situations I find myself in, whether by choice or not. And look for Lessons I'm meant to learn from them, in order to grow.

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