Lemony rice & peas

Lemony rice & peas

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 10

This salad is packed with pulses and should be enough of a carb hit that you don’t need to serve potatoes as well

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
229
protein
7g
carbs
32g
fat
9g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
2g
salt
0.61g

Ingredients

  • 300g brown basmati rice
  • 75ml olive oil
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 410g can lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 410g chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • juice 2 lemon
  • 2 bunches spring onions, finely sliced
  • large bunch coriander, chopped

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Method

  1. Cook the rice in a large pan of boiling water for about 15 mins, drain and drizzle with a little of the olive oil, then leave to cool.
  2. Boil a kettle and pour the water over the peas in a small bowl. Leave them to defrost, then drain. In a large bowl, mix the rice with the peas, lentils, chickpeas, remaining olive oil, lemon juice and the spring onions. Season to taste. The rice salad can now be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. Remove from the fridge about 30 mins before serving, then stir through the coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2007

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.Evangeline.'s picture

I recommend that you add some chopped red bellpepper for extra crunch and flavour. Very fresh and healthy! Also very tasty!!

shazza99's picture
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Lovely fresh taste, a little to sharp for me so added some sweet chilli sauce, which worked well it added a touch of chilli heat too.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was light and tasty. I halved the recipe though and left out the lentils but used a 400g tin of chickpeas. Served with the Grilled Salmon with Chilli Glaze & Lime Creme Fraiche on this site.

zoebazuin's picture
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I just made this for a pot luck lunch, used a white and wild rice mix as that was all I had to hand, but every thing eles as above. great side dish, loads of flavor, simple, healthy, thumbs up!

emmaccollins's picture
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Very nice, made it for a BBQ. Didn't put as much oil in as recommended as that sounded like a lot too me. It still tasted nice! Very lemony, but I like that. Shame you have to make it for 10 though, doesn't appear to be a way to reduce the recipe.

nitu_xavier's picture
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A friend of mine found made this the other day and it was really quick and easy to prepare; not to mention yummy. The squeeze of an extra lemon did wonders. It was great both warm when freshly prepared and the cold the next day. Its not so heavy that it makes a great side but is also wholesome enough to be a main on its own. *double thumbs up*

eleanormayo's picture
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This was delicious! I was making it in a smaller quantity so left out the chickpeas as did not want lots of have used tins of pulses to use up! Will definitely do again and add chick peas for a larger crowd.

andreajane1958's picture

This was quite good but felt something was missing flavour wise so I added a little light soy sauce and it did the trick !

lisawebber's picture
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I made this for a BBQ and it went really well. We're going to try it again for packed lunches.

tordi1's picture
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I made this as a side dish, only thing i changed was i added some sweetcorn as there was some it the fridge which needed using up! If i were to make again i would halve the amount of lemon juice as was just a bit too lemony for our tastes.

miffycat's picture

Did this for a BBQ for 20 people. There was loads! Not many people chose it but those who did really enjoyed it, including me. I didn't add any coriander or salt but would add both if I did it again.

jennycampbell456's picture
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Would make a good side for a BBQ or at a party but not one I will make for the family again. It does taste good but not really what we would norm eat.

annie0176's picture
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Good - fresh and healty tasting rather than delicious - but is great to have with a really spicy meat or chicken dish.

ahaldane's picture
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Ooops! I did change one thing in the recipe! I used white basmati rice as I don't like the brown and as you can see from my comments above, it worked very well. PS: I cooked the rice in my rice boiler

ahaldane's picture
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I made this as a side dish for a crowd so doubled the quantities and made it one day ahead of the party. I don't think I would change anything in the recipe because this rice dish received lots of compliments on the day and several guests asked me for the recipe. It is very easy to make - the most labour intensive part being slicing the spring onions! Perfect for buffets and barbecues. Easy, fresh and delicious.

ashleylim75's picture
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It's really tasty and it goes well with curry! I will definitely make it again.

fran87's picture
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Really tasty and easy to make, very light and fresh for a rice dish. I used it as a side dish to a chicken bake but we've got lots left!

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