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“If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien ~ "I love to cook, to create platefuls of happiness, I find that there is no greater complement to a chef than silence while people are eating my food, it shows their enjoyment more that any complement words could express!" - The Ginger Hobbit.

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Red Dragon Pie!

Red Dragon Pie
This is one of the best vegetarian versions of the good 'ol Sheppard's pie! It takes a little prep, but well worth it!


4oz Aduki Beans
2oz Rice
1 large Onion (peeled and finely chopped)
8oz Carrots (peeled and finely chopped)
1-2 tsp Soy Sauce
2 tbsps. Tomato Puree
1-2 tsp Mixed Herbs
½ Pint of the bean stock
1lb Potatoes
3oz grated cheese



  • Wash and soak the rice and beans overnight. (or Boil them for 1 hour)
  • Drain and rinse, and cook at a simmer for 50 minutes, until soft (keep the stock)
  • Fry off the carrot and onion for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cooked rice and beans.
  • Mix in the stock, herbs, soy sauce and tomato puree, season, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • If the mixture is too dry add a little water or stock, you want a moist mixture.

To finish - Put the mixture into a buttered casserole dish and cover with cooked sliced potatoes smothered in grated cheese (or top with cheesy mashed potatoes instead) and place in your pre-heated oven, 180°c for 35-40 minutes.

Tip - A good strong cheese is my preference but use your favourite cheese, you can also put sliced beef tomatoes on the top for extra flavour and colour!


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