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Spicy baked rice with herby feta

Spicy baked rice with herby feta

This fabulously simple baked rice dish makes a vegetarian meal in itself, but is equally at home as a side act to lamb chops or roasted chicken.

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VegetarianHealthySource of protein1 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook45 mins
  • Total time1 hr

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  • 250g Essential Basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp Essential Olive Oil, plus an extra drizzle to serve
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 clove/s garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Essential Red Pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 400g can Essential Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Essential Lemon, juice of 1/2, the rest in wedges
  • 1 Knorr Hairy Bikers Spicy Stock Pot
  • 100g Essential Feta, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Rinse the rice thoroughly, then leave to soak in a bowl of cold water. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof frying pan or a 1.5-litre flame-proof casserole dish and fry the onion with a pinch of salt for 3-4 minutes over a medium-high heat until starting to soften. Add the garlic and red pepper, then fry for another 3-4 minutes until starting to take on some colour.

  2. Add the chickpeas and fry for another minute. Drain the rice and add to the pan, stirring to coat in the cooking juices. Add the lemon juice and season lightly. Dissolve the stock pot in 500ml just-boiled water and pour over the top.

  3. Bake for 35 minutes until golden and crispy on top. Let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the feta, dill, a drizzle of oil and some freshly ground black pepper. Spoon the feta mixture over the rice and serve with the lemon wedges

Cook’s tip


Knorr Spicy Stock Pots With flavours of tomato and paprika, plus a chilli kick, Knorr Spicy Stock Pots are ideal for curries and chilli con carne or to give extra zing to pasta sauces.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,898kJ/ 452kcals



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