Rice with Caramelised Onions, Pine Nuts and Halloumi Recipe


  1. Cook the rice gently in 1 1/2 mugs of boiling water until all the water has boiled away. Once cooked, remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan or wok and fry the onions until they are browned and caramelised. Keep on a medium heat to make sure they don’t burn and keep stirring them. May take about 8 – 10 minutes to go really brown.
  3. Add the garlic, cumin and coriander to the pan, along with the lentils. Cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in the cooked rice, pine nuts and the herbs.
  5. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the haloumi. Fry until it browns a little. Remove from the pan, stir into the rice mix and serve.



  • 3/4 mug basmati rice
  • 50g butter, measure using packet
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 400g tin puy lentils, drained
  • salt and pepper
  • 100g pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 x 225g packs halloumi, cut into cubes







prep time

30 Minutes

cook time



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