This easy, nutritious, warming and flavourful dish will see you powering through your morning just so you can get to lunch and make it! Made quick and easily with SunRice Microwave Brown Rice which is light and fluffy yet wholesome and cooked in 90seconds and then combined with other delicious protein and nutrient dense ingredients to satiate your appetite including chickpeas, walnuts, tomatoes and spinach.
If you’d like to keep 100% plant based simply omit the feta and replace with nutritional yeast if on hand.
WARMING BROWN RICE, SPINACH, WALNUT AND FETA WITH BAKED TOMATOES
Gluten free : Vegetarian
1x 250g pack SUNRICE MICROWAVE BROWN RICE
200g cherry or baby truss tomatoes
2 cups (44g) baby spinach leaves, firmly packed
2 teaspoons freshly chopped dill leaves
2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves
4 tablespoons (44g) walnuts, roughly chopped
100g cooked chickpeas
sea salt and black pepper
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.