Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 750ml boiling water

  2. 280g long grain rice

  3. 1 (500g) jar of good tomato pasta sauce

  4. 1 red pepper, thinly sliced

  5. 1 green pepper, thinly sliced

  6. 30g green beans, trimmed

  7. 6 medium mushrooms, sliced

  8. 1 large courgette, halved lengthways and sliced

  9. 1 small spear of broccoli, cut into florets

  10. 1 onion, thinly sliced

  11. 3 tomatoes, cut into chunks

  12. 1 (400g) tin mixed beans in water, drained

  13. 3-5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

  14. 50g grated mature Cheddar cheese

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.

  2. Place the water, rice and pasta sauce into a large heavy saucepan, and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.

  3. Add all the prepared vegetables apart from the tomatoes and beans and simmer for another 10 minutes.

  4. Now add the tomatoes and mixed beans and simmer for another 5 minutes.

  5. At this point test the rice - it should now be tender, if not just add a little more water if necessary and simmer for a little longer.

  6. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir thoroughly.

  7. Place in a large oven dish and top with the Cheddar cheese and bake for 15 to 20 minutes untill golden brown, serve with crusty bread or garlic bread.


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