Grilled steak ratatouille & saffron rice

Grilled steak ratatouille saffron rice saffron



  • 1 courgette
  • 1 small aubergine
  • 2 mixed-colour peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 heaped teaspoon harissa
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic
  • 700 g passata
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ a bunch of fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free natural yoghurt
  • RICE
  • 1 mug (300g) 10-minute wholegrain or basmati rice
  • 1 good pinch of saffron
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 x 250 g quality sirloin steaks , fat removed
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • olive oil
  • ½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ a lemon


  1. Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Griddle pan, high heat • Small lidded pan, medium heat • Shallow lidded casserole pan, medium heat
    Halve the courgette lengthways, slice the aubergine 1cm thick and place both on the griddle pan, turning when charred.
  3. Put 1 mug of rice, 2 mugs of boiling water, the saffron, lemon half and a pinch of salt into the small pan, cover and cook until fluffy, stirring occasionally.
  4. Tear the seeds and stalks out of the peppers, then roughly chop with the peeled red onion and put into the casserole pan with the harissa, anchovies and 1 teaspoon of their oil.
  5. Squash in the unpeeled garlic through a garlic crusher and stir regularly.
  6. Remove the charred courgette and aubergine from the griddle pan, leaving it on the heat, and roughly chop them on a board.
  7. Add them to the casserole pan along with the passata and vinegar, and boil with the lid on.
  8. Rub the steaks with salt, the paprika and 1 teaspoon of olive oil and place on the hot griddle pan, turning every minute until cooked to your liking.
  9. On a board, finely slice the parsley stalks and roughly chop the leaves.
  10. Add the mustard and extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper and squeeze over the lemon juice, then mix together and spread over the board.
  11. When the steaks are done, transfer them to the board, turn in the dressing, then slice.
  12. Tear the top leafy half of the basil into the ratatouille, season to taste, and serve with yoghurt and saffron rice.

By: Jamie Oliver


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7 years ago

an easier way is to fill the rice up to what ever amount you desire. pour cold tap water into the pot. You want to pour enough water so that it’s about an inch more than the rice (or use the first joint after your fingernail of your index finger for a ‘rule-of-thumb’ measure). Turn the stove on the highest heat level. As soon as the water is boiling wildly you turn the rice down to the lowest setting. If you forget this step then your rice will be both burnt and undercooked. Don’t touch anything once you’ve turned the… Read more »

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