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Homemade vegan dumplings/ Gyoza

Homemade vegan dumplings/ Gyoza

Hi, and today’s recipe is Homemade Vegan Dumplings/ Gyoza it is Chinese new year and with all the heartbreaking news regarding the recent virus., I feel a bit sad writing this. But I already had this recipe and blog post laid out before the outbreak. 

Homemade Char Siu- BBQ pork

Homemade Char Siu- BBQ pork

Making Homemade Char siu is incredibly easy! And it is ridiculously cost effective. The dish originates from south east china, specifically Guangdong. It is classified as Cantonese cuisine. This stems from Guangdong originally being known as Canton, and the local dialect being Cantonese. Translated Char 

Wild Thai Lemon Rice

Wild Thai Lemon Rice

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Wild Thai Lemon Rice, manages to tick both earthy and fresh boxes.

This blend of brown, black, red and white rice has nutty undertones. It is then lifted with the addition of lemon.

As like most unprocessed rice this does take longer to cook, but if you make in bulk it will not only save time. As an added bomus it will also go with pretty much everything!

It’s colourful and bright, and perfect with other big flavours.

When I cook this in bulk, I keep my extra portions stored with the lemons it cooked with. Grated zest also maintains the lemon tang perfectly.

Seasoned simply, this is one of my go to meals when I don’t want to do a lot of prep work!

I teamed mine with both my tandoori roasted salmon, and my slow cooked chilli. The rest I have vacuum packed and popped in the freezer for another day.


for this Wild Thai Lemon Rice, we are using 300g of wild Thai rice, black, brown and red, in addition to 50g long grain, this is purely optional, I just like the contrast it gives!

Each 175g (cooked serving) comes in at 206 Calories, 1g fa, 44g carbs and 5g of protein!

On to the cooking

I prefer to cook the wild rice and white rice separate purely because the red rice turns pretty much everything bright pink! You can throw all this together if you are not too worried about what it looks like, or even forgo the white rice altogether!

I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do! Please feel free to check out my other rice recipes such as spinach, mushroom and garlic!


P.s I am releasing my first video very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that! I would love some support from my readers on it!

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Until next time, Much love

Wild Thai Rice with Lemon

Wild Thai Lemon Rice

just nicole
Zesty and fresh with a nutty undertone! Perfect side dish or light lunch!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Thai
Servings 6 175g Serving


  • 2 pots for rice


  • 300 g wild Thai rice Brown, black and red
  • 50 g white rice
  • 2 unwaxed lemons


  • place both rices into their own pans.
  • fill Thai rice with 3 times the amount of water, be prepared to add more if needed!
  • repeat with white
  • bring to boil,
  • cut one lemon in half and place both in the wild rice
  • Cover with lid
  • turn heat to simmer on both pans
  • the white rice will cook in 20 minutes, set to one side, fluff with fork
  • once Wild rice is cooked, remove from heat, allow to sit for a few minutes
  • combine the two rices together
  • Season with salt, black pepper and lemon zest


    Keyword dinner, earthy, healthy, lemon, lunch, rice, Side dish, Thai, zesty
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 6
    Servings Per Container 175

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 206 Calories from Fat 9
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 1g 2%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 17mg 1%
    Total Carbohydrate 44g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 0g
    Protein 5g 10%

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.