Spicy Rice Bake
3 tbsp olive oil
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 red chilli, seeded and sliced
juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp brown sugar
340g/12oz/1½ cups basmati rice
1 bunch of fresh mint, chopped
a few fresh basil leaves, torn
3 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
salt and ground black pepper
1 Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion for 10 minutes over a medium heat until golden and tender. Add the chilli, lime juice and sugar. Cool, then cover and chill.
2 Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the pack instructions. Spread on a baking sheet and leave to cool, then chill.
3 Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
4 Put the rice in a shallow ovenproof dish. Stir in the onion mixture and season with salt and pepper.
5 Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until piping hot. Stir in the mint, basil and almonds and serve immediately.
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