Warming Brown Rice, Spinach, Walnut & Feta With Baked Tomatoes

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This dish is ready in less than 15 minutes and proves that making lunch when you're working from home doesn't have to be boring! Wholesome, quick and convenient, this salad will tick all of your boxes.

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This recipe was originally designed for 2 people. Amended serving sizes for 1, 4, 6, and 8 people are intended to serve as general guidance only. Cooking times may need to be adjusted to suit your amended serving size.
  • 250 g SunRice Microwave Brown Rice (pack)

  • 200 g Cherry or Baby Truss Tomatoes

  • 2 cup Baby Spinach Leaves (firmly packed)

  • 2 tsp Dill Leaves (freshly chopped)

  • 2 tbsp Basil Leaves (freshly chopped)

  • 4 tbsp Walnuts (roughly chopped)

  • 100 g Cooked Chickpeas (cooked)

  • 40 g Feta

  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper

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  • Heat oven to 200C, line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, place tomatoes on the tray and pop a small cut in each to help them cook faster. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes so they’re lovely and juicy*.

  • Cook the SunRice Microwave Brown Rice sachet for 90 seconds in the microwave and set aside to keep warm.

  • Then pop the baby spinach in a bowl with a few drops of water, cover (covering is important as we need to create a steam effect) and cook for 2 minutes until it wilts. Once cooked, squeeze some of the water out of the spinach, then toss in a bowl with brown rice, fresh chopped dill and basil, walnuts, chickpeas, feta and season with sea salt and black pepper.

  • Divide between 2 plates, top with tomatoes and enjoy.

  • *If you can’t oven bake the tomatoes or are preparing this dish at your work office, you can simply pop the tomatoes in with the spinach and then microwave together. You won’t require any water for the spinach with this method as the tomatoes provide enough liquid to help the cook process. Ensure you cover the bowl of spinach and tomatoes prior to microwaving to create the steam / cook effect.

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