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Stuffed butternuts

Stuffed butternuts

Whether you are looking for a colourful and impressive starter at this weekend’s braai or just love a good, hearty vegetarian dinner, our stuffed butternuts are for you, not to mention budget-friendly!


2 small butternuts, halved and seeded
2 cups brown rice, cooked according to packet instructions
125g dried chickpeas, cooked according to packet instructions
70g raisins
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Wrap the halved butternuts in tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes, until cooked.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the rice, chickpeas, raisins, cinnamon and olive oil, and season. Spoon the filling into the hollowed out cavities of the butternuts.
4. Return the butternuts, unwrapped, to the oven for a further 15 minutes, until golden brown.

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