Brussel Sprout Surprise

It is SO much tastier than it sounds! Honest! I had a look in the fridge for something the toddler could have for lunch, and this was all I could find.

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Fortunately I have a couple of tricks up my sleeve! I took inspiration from two recipes, one was ‘cabbage surprise’ which we used to make for the toddle when she was a bit smaller, and the other was a war time recipe for cheesy brussels sprouts for one.

Start by shredding the brussels. Not as easy as it is with a cabbage, but it can be done. Of course you can use cabbage, leeks, kale; anything you have lying around. Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and cook them with the shredded brussels in butter in a saucepan until soft and delicious. The only way to cook brussel sprouts is by frying them in butter. They are absolutely delicious this way – once you try it, you will never boil them again! Stir in the cooked rice and heat thoroughly. Grate the cheese (not all of the block in the photo, obviously; a 40g chunk) and add, cooking until it all comes together, almost resembling a risotto.

Serve and enjoy a truly delicious meal made out of practically nothing! Yum yum!

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