Courgettes with feta and pine kernels, served with basmati rice

Courgettes with feta and pine kernels, served with basmati rice

This is one of my favourite recipes, very easy to make, super quick and very tasty.

       • 625 kcal per person  

Ingredients

For two people:

  • Fresh ingredients:
    • 2 medium courgettes (15-20 cm)
    • 200 g feta cheese (1 pack). I usually look out for feta with relatively low salt content, less than 2 g/100 g.
  • From the store cupboard
    • a handful of pine kernels
    • a drizzle of garlic oil
    • 1 cup of basmati rice

Preparation

  • Cook the rice (see basics for how to cook rice).
  • While the rice is cooking:
    • Cut the courgettes in half.
    • Take a shallow dish with a lid, large enough to so that you can put the courgette halves next to one another. I use a heat resistant glass dish.
    • Cut the feta in thin slices (2-3 mm) and cover the courgettes with it.
    • Sprinkle the pine kernels on top and drizzle on a little garlic oil.
    • Put the lid on and put in the microwave for 5 minutes at full power (assuming a 900W microwave, Cat. E).
    • Let it sit for 1-2 minutes, then cook for another 5 minutes at full power. The feta will start to brown around the edges, this is normal and tastes great.
  • If you used basmati rice, it will be ready too, serve and enjoy!

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