When it comes to keeping the kids entertained during half term why not get them in the kitchen? New cookery book 'Cook It, Step by Step - Learn to cook 100 easy recipes' from Dorling Kindersley is just what you need for inspiration. It’s a must for any mum who hears those words 'Mum, I’m bored.' Try out this fantastic Jambalaya recipe and enjoy the results...
250g (9oz) brown rice
1 large onion, chopped
3 skinless chicken breasts
200g (7oz) smoked ham
2 tbsp olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
700ml (1 ¼ pints) warm chicken or vegetable stock
3 tbsp tinned chopped tomatoes
TOP TIP: The recipe can be easily adapted for vegetarians by replacing the chicken and ham with extra vegetables, meat-free sausages, beans or tofu.
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Emma Morton Turner, Guest Editor
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