Easy Spiced Courgette Pilaf

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Faced with a glut of Courgettes and running out of ideas? Here’s a really simple summer supper that is equally delicious served straight from the pan or chilled and served as a salad- Spiced Courgette Pilaf. To serve 4:

Dice one medium Onion (red or white) and 3 small or 2 medium Courgettes. Fry in Olive Oil until softened. Add 2 tsp Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin, 1/4 tsp Ground Turmeric and 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds. Fry for a couple of minutes and then add 240g Basmati rice and stir fry until the rice looks glassy. Add 480g of water (or if you don’t want to weigh the water, double whatever the volume of rice you used) and a chicken or vegetable Stock Pot and bring to the boil. Add the lid and reduce the heat to a simmer. Leave for 12 minutes, returning to stir occasionally. Once the rice is cooked, take off the heat, season, stir well and either serve immediately or cool and serve cold.

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