Ethnic Meals
Recipes and meal time ideas


The site concentrates on British recipes from Scotland, England and Wales with a few recipes from Ireland, India and France "thrown in". Primarily designed to provide ethnic recipes and meals, whether you are looking for an unusual meal, a straightforward meat, fish or poultry meal dish or even a sweet pudding recipe then hopefully you will find it here.

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Traditional Christmas Holiday Recipe

This is a seasonal recipe with a slight twist. Christmas for most of the world is in the middle of winter and this recipe uses warming ingredients.

Christmas Risotto


  • 25 g (1 oz) margarine
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 225 g (8 oz) long grain rice
  • 450 ml (16 fl oz) chicken stock
  • 2-3 x 5 ml spoons (2-3 tsps) paprika
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 x 397 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
  • 225g (8 oz) seafood e.g. prawns, crab, mussels
  • 175 g (6 oz) cooked turkey, diced
  • 1 x 15 ml spoon (1 tbsp) parsley, chopped


Heat the margarine in a large pan and sauté onion, garlic and bacon for 3 minutes. Add rice and sauté for 1 minute. Add stock and paprika. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add green pepper and tomatoes and simmer for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the seafood and turkey and heat through for 5-6 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

  • Servings 4
  • Preparation Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 25 mins

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