Lemony Courgette Fried Rice

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:30 m

It's officially summer here at BOSH! HQ, and what better way to celebrate than cooking up our Lemony Courgette Fried Rice.

Packed full of citrusy flavour, this fried rice is easy to make and super tasty. The stars of the show are the soft courgettes combined with that lovely pesto drizzle. It's summer in a bowl and you'll absolutely love it.

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For the rice

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 small white onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 cloves garlic<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g pitted green olives<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 medium courgettes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp Nooch<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 x 250g bag of microwaveable puy lentils<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g baby spinach<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>5g fresh basil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> salt and pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

For the pesto drizzle

<item-todo-done>2 tbsp plant-based pesto<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp water<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done> sprouted seeds<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> mixed seeds<item-todo-done>

Before you start

1 large deep frying pan | Box grater

Prepare the ingredients

  • Peel and finely dice the onion.
  • Peel and finely slice the garlic.
  • Cut the olives into slices.
  • Trim the courgettes and grate with the coarse side of the box grater.
  • Zest and halve the lemon.
  • Roughly shred the spinach.
  • Pick the basil leaves from the stems and finely slice the stems.
  • Microwave the rice.

Prepare the base

  • Warm the olive oil in the pan over medium heat, add the onion and a pinch of salt and stir for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, basil stems, lemon zest and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the olives and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add the courgette and stir for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the Nooch and stir to combine.
  • Add the rice to the pan and fold to combine.
  • Turn the heat right down.

Prepare your drizzle

  • Add the pesto, olive oil and water to a small bowl and stir to combine - this should be loose enough to drizzle freely, add more water if your drizzle needs it.

Finish and serve

  • Squeeze the lemon juice over the rice, taste and season to perfection with salt, pepper and more Nooch.
  • Spoon over the Pesto Drizzle.
  • Sprinkle the dish with the sprouted seeds, mixed seeds and basil leaves.
  • Spoon your Lemony Courgette Fried Rice into bowls and serve immediately.
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