Jackfruit, Tomato and Okra Slow Cooker Stew with Saffron Rice

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Jackfruit, Tomato and Okra Slow Cooker Stew with Saffron Rice
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Prep: 20 mins Cooks: 360 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

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  • 1 birdseye chillisliced
  • 600 g shallotfinely sliced
  • 10 garlic clovessliced
  • 1 jackfruit (can in water)drained and rinsed
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 20 g baby tomatoes
  • 150 g wholegrain rice
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 15 g mint
  • 50 g pomegranate seeds
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 g okra
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • saffrona pinch
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt (dairy)
  • 1 tsp coriander seedsfreshly ground

This is loosely influenced by 'Bamya' a Turkish, North African and Middle Eastern okra stew. We've replaced the traditional meat with tinned jackfruit that's full of fibre and easy to prepare. Rinse before cooking and with okra, look for firm, crunchy pods. The bendy ones are more slimey!

Prep: 20 mins Cooks: 360 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Metric
Imperial

  • 1 birdseye chillisliced
  • 600 g shallotfinely sliced
  • 10 garlic clovessliced
  • 1 jackfruit (can in water)drained and rinsed
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 20 g baby tomatoes
  • 150 g wholegrain rice
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 15 g mint
  • 50 g pomegranate seeds
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 g okra
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • saffrona pinch
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt (dairy)
  • 1 tsp coriander seedsfreshly ground

Gather ...

Gather your ingredients and set the slow cooker to its highest setting, then add the olive oil and replace the lid.

Add all...

Add all the dry spices to the oil, then the hot chilli, followed by the shallots and garlic. Give everything a good stir.

Add the...

Add the remaining ingredients. Stir gently, cover with the lid and leave on ‘Low’ for six hours.

20 minu...

20 minutes before you are ready to eat, cook the rice according to packet instructions, adding saffron at the start. Season, finish with the butter, garnish with pomegranate and mint.

Serve w...

Serve with yoghurt.

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