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What's WIDE CIRCLE COOKING about?
I blog information, news and recipes about gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, alcohol-free and vegan cooking. Right now I've been working on an exciting project where I avoid refined sugar and create recipes using a range of healthier alternatives.

Happy cooking!

ps. ask all guests if they have an allergy (because the recipes use some unusual combinations and they may not expect to find citrus and soya in the chocolate cake, for example).
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Perfect rice


There's nothing worse than soggy rice, but getting it your rice spot on is easier than you might think! All you need is twice the amount of water as you have rice, a saucepan with a lid, and away you go!

Serves 4 (generously)

2 mugs of rice
6 mugs boiling water

Measure the rice into your pan and then wash by filling the pan with water, swooshing it all about and then straining the water out. Add the mugfuls of boiling water and a lid. Put the pan on a high heat, but monitor it - when the water begins bubbling, turn the heat right down to, say, level 2. Leave it cooking for about 12-15 minutes (depending on the type of rice) - you know it's done when all the liquid has been absorbed. See, I told you it was easy!