Sakura or Bamboo makes cooking Tahdig (or Persian crust rice) super-easy. Here’s a ‘how to’ recipe to get you started on this delicious delicacy. ...

A very common question we get asked is, 'can I add spices when I cook my rice'. ...

Pilau rice

Pilaf or pilau is a rice dish, or in some regions, a wheat dish, whose recipe usually involves cooking in stock or broth, adding spices, and other ingredients such as vegetables or meat, and employing some technique for achieving cooked grains that do not adhere   ...

The dictionary definition of ‘curry’ is a dish, originally from South Asia, consisting of meat or vegetables cooked in a spicy sauce. Although this is technically correct, our understanding of the dish ‘curry’ and the wide range of cuisines this can encompass has broadened so much over the last 40 years. Growing up in the UK in the 1980’s, our first ...

What’s better than waking up to steaming hot porridge on a cold morning? Porridge with amazing toppings to banish the winter blues and keep you full up until lunch. Cooking oat porridge in a rice cooker is really easy – you can set the timer before you go to sleep, then in the morning you just need to add some ...

Yoghurt making is one of the unique add-on features on our Sakura rice cooker, this setting takes all of the hard work out of producing perfect, creamy, tasty yoghurt. The best thing is, there is no added sugar in homemade yoghurt so you know exactly what you are eating. The key thing about yoghurt making is being able to keep a ...

Beef and Tomato

Don’t be put off by the 3 separate ingredient lists for this recipe – it’s super-easy and it tastes just like the dish you get from the takeaway but fresher and more vibrant. ...

Dairy-free treats and cakes are harder to come by and adapting recipes is sometimes hit and miss as the ingredients don’t react the same when you substitute things. Even if you aren’t dairy-free or vegan, this banana bread is well-worth the tiny bit of effort to make it – it’s amazing! This dairy-free, nut-free and vegan banana bread is the ...

This is a dish that doesn’t take much cooking at all – it’s a fast, tasty and nutritious meal that can be done in a flash. If you don’t fancy the chicken or are vegetarian/vegan, it can easily be swapped with a couple of tins of your fave beans or pulses. ...

szechuan chicken

Szechuan or Kung Po chicken is world famous for being aromatically spicy and fiery, with a mouth-numbing after-effect. You can make this as spicy or non-spicy as you like. Below is the recipe for a spicy version (as we like it hot!), so just skip the fresh chilli and half the szechuan pepper if you want it less spicy and ...