Halloumi With Spinach & Peach Pilaf

Serves 4
Total Time
40 Minutes
300g Waitrose Love Life Brown Basmati Rice, rinsed
2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
150g essential Waitrose Cypriot Light Halloumi150g essential Waitrose Cypriot Light Halloumi
1 tbsp Bart Blends Zatar
2 tsp olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
½ x 25g pack mint leaves, torn and stalks removed
260g pack spinach, washed and well drained
2 peaches, stoned and thinly sliced
Step 1

In a pan add the rice, the bouillon powder and 750ml boiling water. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and cover for 20-25 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the rice tender. Dry the halloumi with kitchen paper, slice into 12 and sprinkle with half the zaatar.

Step 2

Heat half the oil in a frying pan and fry the halloumi, spiced-sides down for 2-3 minutes until golden. Turn and cook for 1 minute. Set aside. Heat the remaining oil and fry the onion to soften, add the garlic and the mint, with the remaining zaatar. Season.

Step 3

Stir the spinach into the rice until wilted. Tip the mixture into the frying pan. Scatter over the peach slices and top with halloumi, heat through before serving.

Step 4

Cook’s tip:
Sweet, fruity flavours are delicious with the saltiness of halloumi. Try fresh nectarines instead, or when not in season, dried apricots or figs.

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