Chef's Corner (Recipes)
Rice, Ginger & Sesame Sweetcorn Broth
- Recipe by Ravinder Bhogal
Recipe Images - Credit: Jason Lowe
Portrait of Ravinder - Credit:
This mellow, sunshine yellow soup is the perfect antidote to blue and manic Mondays, and it’s such a cinch to prepare that the question of mania just doesn’t arise.



Makes 2 large servings




200g tinned sweetcorn drained
1 teaspoon of grated ginger
40g basmati rice
The zest and juice of half a lemon
¼ teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon olive oil
a few drops of sesame oil
500 mls chicken stock
1 tablespoon chopped coriander


Heat a little olive oil in a saucepan and then toss in the sweetcorn along with the lemon zest. Stir to coat with the oil and cook for 3 minutes and then sprinkle in the turmeric and ginger, and stir-fry over a medium heat for a further 2 minutes. Pour in the golden chicken stock and drop in the rice. Boil over a low to medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the rice is tender. Squeeze in the lemon juice, and sprinkle in a few drops of the sesame oil. Top with the chopped coriander.

Ravinder Bhogal

Ravinder Bhogal is an award-winning food writer; journalist; stylist and television personality who was propelled into the culinary limelight when crowned Britain’s New Fanny Cradock by Gordon Ramsay on Channel 4’s The F Word. Her unique style helped her beat more than 8,000 women and has continued to set her apart in the food world. Ravinder has travelled the globe as roving reporter for Channel 4’s magazine showFood: What Goes in your Basket? She has also presented a special two-part documentary The Great British Curry Trail for BBC2 as part of an ongoing series which pulled in the show’s highest ratings. Other television credits include appearances on Market Kitchen , Inside Out, This Morning and Perfect.


Her debut cookery book Cook in Boots (HarperCollins 2009) was published to rave reviews both in the UK and US. Packed with over 160 recipes of style and taste it’s perfectly crafted for those who love and live to eat. Awarded the UK’s Best First Cookbook by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards (December 2009) it was first runner-up in the worldwide competition and has set Ravinder in the company of established food heavyweights. It has since been translated and published in Holland, Denmark and Germany.


Ravinder is a regular contributor to GRAZIAmagazine, The Sunday Times, ES Magazine, The Independent, Waitrose Kitchen, and BBC Radio. She has written a blog for Condé Nast Traveller India, entitled English Accent and a blog for Harpers Bazaar UK entitled The Sensualist. She is Contributing Food editor at exciting new monthly print launch Clique.


Ravinder has also run critically acclaimed sell out pop up restaurants in the kitchens of Hix Selfridges and Mezza, The Dispensary, Black’s Soho, Trishna, South Place Hotel and most recently Le Cafe Anglais. Ravinder is currently working on her much anticipated second book and her new 22 part TV series Ravinder’s Kitchen (BBC Worldwide) will air across Asia in October this year.

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