Rice for four cooked as per instructions on the packet
5 courgettes, sliced
12 courgette flowers cleaned and roughly torn up
1 tbs olive oil
2oz /150g pine nuts
¼ tsp celery salt
1 tbs chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp chopped garlic chives and/or onion chives
Black pepper to taste
You can use a small onion chopped and fried until soft and see through, but I haven’t here
Cook the rice
While it is cooking put the courgette slices into a microwave dish with about a tbs water. Cook on high for approx 2 mins - they should be ‘al dente’, strain off excess fluid, or par boil for a minute or two – they mustn’t go soft.
Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan, add the courgettes and saute until lightly brown
Place the cooked rice into a serving dish and add the pine nuts, celery salt, parsley, chives, courgettes and courgette flowers.
Season to taste with black pepper