Middle Eastern Rice with Chilli & Eggs

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This delicious dish is great for busy weeknights or anytime you want a hearty meal.

Sunwhite® White Medium-Grain Calrose Rice

Sunwhite® White Medium-Grain Calrose Rice

Sunwhite® Calrose Rice is an oval medium-grain white rice known for its quality and taste. When cooked, Calrose rice becomes soft and tender with a tendency to stick together due to its succulent grains, allowing it to retain its moisture. Sunwhite® Calrose Rice is used in dishes that require a bit more creaminess as well as a side dish to compliment almost every meal. Its versatility means that it can be used in everything from starters and soups to desserts. For best results, rinse this rice with cold water. Drain well before cooking. All rice is naturally gluten-free. 4kg and 9kg packages are available in Jordan only.

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Ingredients to serve:

  • ⅔ cup Sunrice White Medium Grain Rice (rinsed)

  • 1 cup Water

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1 Brown Onion

  • 2 clove Garlic (crushed)

  • 1 Long Fresh Red Chilli (finely chopped)

  • 1 Large Red Capsicum (quartered, thinly sliced)

  • 2 tsp Sweet Paprika

  • 2 tsp Cumin (ground)

  • 1 tsp Coriander (ground)

  • ¼ tsp Dried Chilli Flakes

  • 800 g Cherry Tomatoes

  • 4 Eggs

  • ½ cup Feta

  • 1 tbsp Dukkah

  • 4 Flatbread (warmed)

Medium Grain

White medium grain rice is a round, tender and succulent grain, allowing it to lock in moisture when it is cooked. This rice is often used in dishes that require a bit more creaminess, like paella or risotto. It is also ideal in your favourite Middle Eastern, Korean and Spanish dishes.








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  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease 4 x 2 cup capacity heatproof ramekins and place on a baking tray. Place rice and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until rice has absorbed the water. Let stand without removing the lid for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork to separate the grains. Spoon rice into base of each ramekin.

  • To cook the white rice, in a saucepan, add 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stand, covered for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork to separate the grains. Spoon rice into the base of each ramekin. If you are not sure how, we have a helpful “How to Cook rice section” to make you a pro. If you would like to use a brown rice in this recipe, simply add an additional ½ a cup of water.

  • Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and fresh chilli, cook for 6-8 minutes or until soft. Stir in capsicum, cook for 5 minutes or until capsicum softens. Stir in paprika, cumin, coriander, dried chilli and cook for 2 minutes or until aromatic.

  • Add the tomatoes, bring to the boil. Simmer for 8 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Spoon evenly over the rice. Use the back of a spoon to make an indentation in the centre of each. Crack an egg into each indentation. Cover with a sheet of baking paper then tightly with foil. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking. Crumble over feta, sprinkle with dukkah and serve with pita bread.

  • Tip: Dukkah is a dry mix of roasted nuts, seeds and spices finely blended together. You will find it in the spice section of the supermarket. Once opened, store in the fridge to keep fresh.

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