Veggie Rice Hot Pot
(Approx 500 kcal per serving)
1 red pepper
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
125g wholegrain rice
300ml reduced sodium vegetable stock (from 1 cube)
50g frozen peas
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
Cut the pepper in half, then remove the seeds and core and thinly slice. Cut the mushrooms in half. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Trim the scallions and thinly slice.
Heat a casserole dish with a lid (or a heavy-based saucepan) over a high heat. Add the rapeseed oil and then tip in the peppers and mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes until just starting to soften and turn golden. Reduce the heat, then stir in the garlic, five-spice and rice. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring then add the stock.
Cover the vegetable and rice mixture and simmer gently for 20-25 minutes, then add the peas and leave for another 5-10 minutes until all the liquid has absorbed and the peas have steamed on top.
Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Break the eggs into a bowl and lightly beat. Add the sesame oil to the heated pan and then pour in the beaten eggs, swirling them around to make a thin omelette. Once set, roll the omelette in the pan then slide on to a chopping board, then roll up and cut into thinly shred.
Fluff up the veggie rice hot pot and season with the soy sauce, then gently fold in the shredded omelette and scallions and divide among plates to serve.