- 350g long grain brown rice
Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…
- 150g green beans, trimmed and halved
- 4 medium eggs
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…
- 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…
- 2 onions, sliced
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 heaped tbsp medium curry powder
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…
- 2 bay leaves
- 200g spinach
Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…
- 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…
- ½ small bunch coriander, chopped
- 1 green chilli, sliced
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…
Rinse the rice under cold running water, rubbing with your fingers to remove any excess starch. Cook following pack instructions, then drain well.
Bring another pan of water to a simmer. Cook the green beans for 2 mins, then transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside. Boil the eggs in the pan for 7 mins, then drain and transfer to a bowl of cold water to cool.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onions for 10-15 mins until golden. Add the garlic, curry powder, turmeric and bay leaves and cook for 1 min more. Stir in the spinach, tomatoes and a splash of water and cook for another 5 mins until the spinach has wilted.
Fold the cooked rice and green beans through the spinach mixture and cook for a few minutes until the rice is warmed through. Drain and gently peel the eggs, then slice in half.
Top the rice mixture with the eggs, coriander and chilli. Serve the vedgeree with the lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over.
Save timeTo save time, you could use a pouch of microwave brown rice instead of cooking rice from scratch. Cook following pack instructions before folding through the other ingredients in step 4.