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Healthy packed lunches – dill flavoured rice with egg and cucumber

Dill, egg and cucumber? You must be thinking that is a pretty gross combination but hear me out!

As a student who just started a one year placement, managing my time effectively in the mornings before work was not something I was very good at. Luckily, I would usually have leftovers from the night before however that is not my first choice either. I prefer to have freshly cooked meals wherever possible – it is simply healthier and tastes better.

Then one morning, I woke up and knew I had little time to cook anything substantial for lunch but still felt obliged to take something nutritious. So I got the leftover rice and seasoned it with a few spices and dill and put it together with a side of sliced cucumber and halved hard boiled eggs. Intrigued? So you should be. Those eggs were not yellow when I started! Have a go yourself.

Prep time: 10 mins

Approx calories per portion: 475 kcal

Dill seasoned rice ingredients

  • Cooked rice – 1 cup
  • Handful of dill cut up finely
  • Dry spices for oil tempering – could be a piece of cinnamon bark and a few whole peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Powdered spices – half tsp turmeric, half tsp garam masala
  • Fresh spices – 1 teaspoon salt, 1 chilli roughly chopped and half inch ginger piece chopped finely
  1. Put the oil in a saucepan on medium heat and put in the dry spices and leave for a minute.
  2. Place the chopped dill in the pan along with the powdered and fresh spices and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring in between.
  3. Add the rice and cook for a further 5 mins then serve once ready.

Yellow hard boiled eggs ingredients

This is a really easy yet tasty side to any meal. Sounds too simple to be tasty but don’t be fooled. You’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • 2 de-shelled hard boiled eggs
  1. Put a non stick saucepan on low heat and line with the oil.
  2. Place eggs in and ensure they are fully covered with the oil.
  3. Sprinkle the turmeric and salt on top and cook for a few more minutes and you have tasty, yellow hard boiled eggs.


Pretty self explanatory ;]


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