This dish is an absolute winner with even the fussiest of kids. The flavour is mild, the colours are perfectly co-ordinated, ready for some serious espionage! The meat or bone broth will give added gut healing goodness and a fantastic helping of minerals and amino acids like proline, glycine, and glutamine that have the power to transform health.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Passive Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 medium celeriac (chopped)
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups meat or bone broth
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Heat the coconut oil in a heavy bottomed pan like a Le Creuset pan
  • Fry the onions in the oil until translucent
  • Add the celeriac and cook for a couple minutes
  • Add the rice and make sure it is mixed in well with the onions and celeriac
  • Pour in the meat or bone broth and the sea salt
  • Boil gently until most of liquid has soaked into the rice
  • When the rice is still a little wet with a small amount of moisture place the lid on top and turn the heat down to the lowest possible setting and cook for a further 30 minutes – Do not be tempted to lift the lid during those 30 minutes! This can makes the rice go soggy



CELERIAC is a member of the Apiaceae family (like carrots) and is loaded with anti-oxidants such as falcarinol, falcarindiol, panaxydiol, and methyl-falcarindiol . It’s a great source of vitamin K, important in bone health and with every mouthful you get a good dose of phosphorous, iron, manganese as well as a host of B vitamins. ONIONS are a great source of vitamins C and B6, iron, folate, and potassium and have significant amounts of phytochemicals – including the flavonoid quercetin and allyl disulphide – that are most exciting to researchers. To date, onions have shown a wealth of beneficial properties; they’re anti-allergic, anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. COCONUT OIL is comprised of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are easily digested and readily cross cell membranes. MCFAs are immediately converted by your liver into energy rather than being stored as fat. Around 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is rarely found in nature. In fact, coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on Earth. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, a monoglyceride that can actually destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV and herpes, influenza, measles, gram-negative bacteria, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. BONE OR MEAT BROTH have gut healing properties and are loaded with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus and amino acids such as glycine, gluatmine an proline which help re-build connective tissue, promote the production of stomach acid (so often inadequate with the children I work with) and bile acid for the digestion of fats. Glutamine, is a natural remedy for “leaky gut,” and helps maintain the function of the intestinal wall.