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Festive Rice

  • RECIPE MAKES: 2 serves
  • PREP TIME: 15 min
  • COOK TIME: 20 min

A fresh and delicious festive rice, wonderful either warm or cold.

step 1

Add all dressing ingredients into a small jar, cap and shake. Set aside.

step 2

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shalllots, garlic, salt and pepper and fry for 1-2 minutes until soft.

step 3

Reduce heat to low and add the cooked rice, using the back of a spoon to break up any lumps. Heat until warmed through, keep stirring to prevent sticking.

step 4

Turn off the heat and stir in the dressing, parsley and pomegranate arils.

step 5

Serve and top with mint leaves and sprinkle of cracked black pepper.




Add your favourite roasted vegetables such as brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli or pumpkin.

Remember to count these vegetables towards your protein allowance.



  • 1Tbsp olive oil
  • 1Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp orange juice
  • ½ tsp orange zest, finely chopped
  • ½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • 2 pinches of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt and cracked black pepper
  • RICE
  • 2 cups of cooked low protein rice, cooled (cooked as per manufacturer’s instructions)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ bunch shallots, trimmed, finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Salt and cracked black pepper