COOKING WITH : ebba zingmark (one pot simple rice)

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how much fun is this –  i’ve met vegan super babe ebba zingmark, and of course we had to cook some food together ^^
we’ve known each other online for a number of years now, but never met irl until we did this recipe video together for you guys. i hope you like it !

now ebba is just as inspiring in real life as she seems online. she has so much going on, and i had such a fun day hearing about her interesting life in berlin. if you haven’t read her blog before, you should definitively check it out !

ok, so for this video, me and ebba are making one pot simple rice !
i make different variations of this dish every week, although i’d normally give it a more chinese touch. this is my version of my brother in law’s recipe. like my sister calls it : “simple rice”, which quite nicely sums this easy everyday recipe up ^^

this really is as easy as it seems. just throw everything together in a pot and let it simmer until done, adding more water if necessary. so basically you don’t really need a recipe at all, but i’ll write one below for you, if you’re feeling unsure.
it does look quite nice doesn’t it ?


  • one pot simple rice (serves 3-4)
  • 2 small carrots, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 300 ml / 1.25 cup rice (we're using organic basmati, but just about any rice will do)
  • about 800 ml water
  • about 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tbsp organic dijon mustard, or my homemade mustard (see link below)
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes (or any type of chili)
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 300 g / 1 can of chickpeas
  • 200 g kale (or any other green veggies), roughly chopped
  • sea salt
  • rice vinegar and light soy sauce or tamari
  • topping suggestions:
  • my homemade sauerkraut (see link below)
  • beetroot sprouts
  • spring onion
  • avocado
  • coriander / cilantro

sauté carrots, onion and garlic in some water for a few minutes. mix in the rice and give it a good stir. add most of the water and bring to a boil. reduce the heat and let simmer, adding more water if needed.

mix in ginger, mustard, soy sauce and spices. when the rice is almost done add the chickpeas and heat. if you're instead of kale using some other green veggies that you want cooked, add them in now.

massage the kale (if using) with some sea salt for a few minutes to soften it a bit. place in bowls and make a hole in the middle for the rice.

when the rice is cooked, serve in the kale hole (just made up a new expression i believe). either serve as is with some rice vinegar and soy sauce, or with any toppings you prefer (see above for suggestions).

and remember, you can vary this in any number of ways. switch it up and make it your own !


here are my video recipes for sauerkraut (have a look – it’s so much easier than you might think) and raw mustard yum !


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love // jenny


  1. Jenny, you are such an inspiring and beautiful young woman. I love everything you do. I was watching this video with my 5-year-old sister and she kept saying ‘i love it’ ‘i love her kitchen and her food!’
    A real idol even to kids!

    • jennymustard

      wow this made me so happy !! how cute :3
      say hi to your sister for me, and tell her that if she ever has a request on something she wants me to cook she should let me know ;)
      lots of love // J

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