- 1 tbsp olive oil
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- 1 onion, chopped
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- 250g basmati rice
- 700ml vegetable stock
- 300g artichoke hearts, from a jar or deli counter, sliced
- 300g thickly sliced ham, cut into chunks
- zest and juice 2 lemons
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- 3 tbsp chopped mint
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Heat the oil in a large pan, then add the onion and fry for a couple of mins until starting to soften. Stir in the rice, then pour in the stock and bring to the boil. Cover and cook for 5 mins.
Add the artichokes, ham, half the lemon zest and all of the juice to the pan. Cover and cook for 5-7 mins more until the rice is tender. Stir in the mint, then divide between four bowls and scatter over the remaining zest.
MAKE IT VEGGIE - Lemony bean & artichoke pilafCut 100g French beans into short lengths, then add to the rice with the stock. After cooking for 5 mins, add a handful broad beans in with the artichokes, lemon zest and juice, then continue as above.