The weather forecasters promised me sunny spells and the odd shower later in the day so after breakfast I persuaded Paul to get togged up in his cycling gear and accompany me on a bike ride. He wasn’t too keen, he said it was too cold and it was going to rain. Nonsense, we need the exercise. I dressed in my lycra, put on my helmet and gloves, grabbed my water bottle, opened the door and it immediately started to rain.
“Told you so,” said Mr Smug. No bike ride today.
It’s Saturday so my day off from cooking. Paul is preparing Chicken Malay Rice for supper. For me this dish is all about the intense flavour of the rice, you don’t really need the chicken. The rice is pre-cooked and allowed to cool before frying with caramelised onion, red pepper and spices. For a vegan version we just leave out the fried chicken or add tofu. It’s one of my favourites.
|the poached egg is optional|