Root vegetable and rice galette

This vegetarian recipe makes a stunning meat-free centre piece for Christmas Dinner, or at other celebratory meals throughout the year.

  • Vegetarian
  • Christmas


250g wholegrain basmati rice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, sliced
3 large parsnips, coarsely grated
3 large carrots, coarsely grated
½ swede, coarsely grated
240g can Clément Faugier Chestnuts, roughly chopped
3 large essential Waitrose Free Range Eggs, beaten
100g essential Waitrose English Mature Cheddar, grated
1 tsp ground cinnamon
300ml half-fat soured cream
25g pack fresh chives, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Grease a 23cm loose-bottomed cake tin. Cook the rice in boiling water for 20-25 minutes until tender, then drain. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onions for 4-5 minutes until golden.

2. Meanwhile, place the root vegetables in a large bowl and pour over boiling water. Cover with clingfilm and leave for 5 minutes, then drain.

3. Mix the rice, onions and vegetables together with the chestnuts, eggs, cheese, cinnamon and seasoning. Press into the prepared tin and place on a baking tray. Bake for 40 minutes until golden. Cool slightly before removing from the tin.

4. In a bowl, mix together the soured cream and chives, season and serve alongside the galette, cut into wedges.

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes 60 minutes 10 minutes

Serves: 8

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1698.704kJ
Fat 15.8g
Saturated Fat 6g
Carbohydrate 52g
Sugars 16.1g
Salt 0.5g

14g protein, 8.7g fibre

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