Prawn & Cashew Rice served with Squash & Chickpea Salad

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CASHEW & PRAWN RICE

This is a very simple and quick dish to make for lunch.

SERVES 8

Ingredients

8 tablespoons of veg oil
4 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 onion thinly sliced
800g cooked and peeled prawns / scrimp
8 tomatoes, diced
Large Handful of chopped coriander
2 cup cashew nuts
2 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes
2 teaspoon salt
2 cup basmati rice, rinsed with cold water
4 cup water

Method

1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds
2. When sizzling, add the onion and fry until translucent
3. Add the prawns, tomatoes, coriander, cashews, chilli and salt – stir fry for 30 seconds
4. Add the rice and stir fry for a further 30 seconds
5. Add the water and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down very low, cover and steam for 15 minutes.

SQUASH & CHICKPEA SALAD

Chickpeas go very well with sweet, roasted squash adding a little bite to contrast the silky flesh. Serves three to four as a starter or two as a main course.

 1 butternut squash or other squash
6 garlic cloves unpeeled but bashed to break the skin
1-2 red chillies with the seeds removed – finely chopped
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
4 bay leaves
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
5 tablespoons of olive or rapeseed oil
I can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Juice of 1 lemon
1 large bunch of parsley – leaves chopped – stalks removed
1 large bunch of coriander – leaves chopped – stalks removed
1 small bunch of mint – leaves chopped – stalks removed

METHOD

1. Heat oven to 200c/400f/gas mark 6
2. Chop the squash into small chunks after scooping out the seeds
3. Put the squash into a roasting tin with the chilli, thyme, garlic, bay leaves, salt & pepper.
4. Trickle over the olive oil and mix with your hands so that it’s all coated
5. Roast for 35-45 mins – until the squash is soft and beginning to char around the edges
6. Add the chickpeas, toss and cook for 5 mins to warm through
7. Add the lemon juice and herbs and serve
ENJOY….

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