Baked Basmati Rice with Squash and Chilli


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Baked Basmati Rice with Squash and Chilli prepared with minimal and simple ingredients is quite satiating. You will love the sweet, nutty flavour of the squash perked up with garlic and chilli and also the creamy cheese toppping.This bright and delicious midweek, veggie recipe is a standout dish that everyone will love.

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Baked Basmati Rice with Squash and Chilli recipe - How to make Baked Basmati Rice with Squash and Chilli

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2 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots (madras onions) , finely sliced
2 garlic (lehsun) cloves , crushed
1 red chilli , sliced
500 gms butternut squash , peeled and roughly chopped
200 gms basmati rice
500 ml hot vegetable stock
100 gms baby leaf spinach (palak)
100 gms cheese , crumbled
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium casserole dish and gently fry the shallots for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the crushed garlic cloves, red chilli, and butternut squash. Fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the basmati rice and stir to coat.
  5. Pour over the hot vegetable stock, season, stir, then cover and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Scatter the spinach and cheese over the rice, then cook, covered, for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir to combine, then serve.

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This recipe was contributed by shweta soni on 24 Jun 2015

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