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Root vegetable rice 2016

Root vegetable rice

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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Looking for something a little different to have with your autumnal roast? This beautiful seasonal saffron-infused vermicelli is just the ticket

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal398
fat15g
saturates8g
carbs56g
sugars6g
fibre6g
protein8g
salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 250g carrots , sliced at an angle
  • 250g parsnips , sliced at an angle
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds , lightly crushed
  • 80g butter
  • 2 small onions
  • 100g short vermicelli (available from Middle Eastern shops or online, or break vermicelli nests into small pieces)
  • 300g white rice , rinsed and drained
  • pinch of saffron
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • ½ small pack flat-leaf parsley , chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180 fan/gas 6. Put the carrots and parsnips in a roasting tin and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle over the coriander seeds, season well and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until cooked through and starting to turn golden brown at the edges. Remove from the oven and set aside somewhere warm.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the onions. Fry for 2-3 mins until starting to soften, then add the vermicelli and cook until golden. Add the rice, saffron, stock and 500ml water. Cover with a lid. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and cook until the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 mins. Add the roasted carrots and parsnips, scatter the parsley over and serve.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2016

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