Marinade for BBQ Ribs with Risotto (rice-free) – Day 5 Thermomix Challenge

Today I made the mistake of asking the boys what they would like for dinner… ‘Ribs on the BBQ!’ they chorused… Hmmm?? I thought… ok… this sounds yum but… I am in the middle of a thermomix challenge πŸ™‚ how am I going to incorporate this into this week’s challenge? AHA! I thought… I could make the marinade for the BBQ ribs in the thermomix πŸ˜‰ I did this and then thought… hmmm??? I really feel that I have not used the thermomix enough… How funny is that… a week ago I was using Hermie the Thermie probably once a month for really basic recipes that I really could have just done in a food processor and now I can’t get enough out of it… I think my challenge is working πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

To make the marinade for the ribs I followed a recipe that I found on the Vorwerk Thermomix community website. It was a really simple and easy recipe that created a really yummy, smokey and sticky sweet marinade. N.B. to always make sure that your paprika, soy sauce and tomato sauce is wheat/gluten free. Here is the link to the recipe for the marinade for BBQ pork ribs. I’m looking forward to using this marinade on chicken wings also. This is a keeper…

For accompaniments to the BBQ pork ribs I had no idea. I thought maybe a risotto would be good but I wanted the boys to have some vegetables. I would normally just do BBQ corn, steamed carrots and broccoli but I wanted to use the thermomix. I suppose I could have steamed all of these vegetables in the Varoma… shame I didn’t think of that earlier πŸ˜‰ But it doesn’t matter as I then thought of a vegetable risotto. As I was searching I came across this great recipe that sounded perfect. It was a vegetable risotto but without the rice! Yes you read correctly… I was going to attempt a thermomix vegetable risotto with buckwheat and millet rather than rice. I thought that this was a great idea as we have a lot of rice. Because Oliver is allergic to both dairy and wheat we have rice milk, rice pasta, rice flour and the list goes on… so to add another nutritional element other than rice was great. I found this recipe on the “Feeding Two Hungry Boys” blog… which actually just sounds like my two boys πŸ˜‰ so win… win!

My oldest really wanted to help make dinner tonight. He has been helping throughout this challenge and both the boys have been getting really into it. This actually would have to be one of the biggest bonus outcomes of the thermomix challenge… that both the boys have got really motivated and excited about cooking and that they are able to choose recipes and make recipes independently. I think by the end of this I will have two little thermomix chefs that will have their own stockpile of recipes that they can then create themselves for the whole family! I love this! Maybe I will be able to retire? πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

So the Buckwheat and Millet Vegetable Risotto was created. We left the chicken out as we served it with the BBQ ribs. It was so easy that my big boy completed the recipe all by himself. He was very proud which made him love the taste even more… I really liked the flavours also. But my carnivore, Oliver, was more sold on the ribs than the ‘risotto’. Oliver requested that ‘this’ risotto not be made again… lol! But I think that it will be on the menu… he was out voted! :-0

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