RECIPE : Cumin Rice in a Papaya Bowl

This delicious little side dish is the perfect accompaniment to a curry, such as my zero propoint vegetable curry.
(Click HERE for recipe).
 Plain, boiled rice is fried with some cumin seeds until crunchy in places. Grated cauliflower can be added to pad out the portion if you wish. Served in an edible papaya bowl, this cleanses the palate and makes a refreshing and tasty little side dish.


You Will Need (Serves 2)

This is 3pp/approx.200kcal per portion
(If you use wholegrain rice, this is great for  Filling and Healthy or Simple Start).

1 papaya (room temperature)
62g Long grain rice
(I used 1 bag Uncle Ben's boil in the bag)
4 florets grated cauliflower (optional)
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
Frylight oil


While the rice is boiling, prepare the papaya. Cut in half and scoop out the dark seeds with a teaspoon. Run a knife all around the edge to loosen the flesh from the skin, but leave in place.

Cut a small slice off the curved side of the papaya so that it sits beautifully on the plate.

Once the rice is cooked, pop into a frying pan with the cumin seeds and grated cauliflower. (If using). Fry in a little Frylight oil until toasted and crunchy in places.

Arrange carefully into the papaya 'bowls'.

I served mine with curry and half a WeightWatchers nan bread (4pp) for a delicious, filling and interesting experience.


Little papaya bowls.



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