Oven-baked to perfection, this saucy blend of bursting grape tomatoes with harissa and herb coated feta cheese is served with aromatic Mahatma® Jasmine Rice to soak up every last bit of umami flavor. Top with poached eggs for added protein.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook rice according to package directions. Spread cooked rice on parchment paper-lined baking sheet; let stand for at least 1 hour.
Place grape tomatoes in a 13×9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle olive oil over tomatoes; set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together butter, 1 tbsp dill, harissa and garlic; spread all over each block of feta cheese. Arrange feta in baking dish with tomatoes.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until feta is golden brown and fragrant, and tomatoes start to blister. Mash feta with fork and mix together with pan juices. Stir in yogurt.
Heat vegetable oil in large high-sided skillet set over high heat. Carefully stir in rice; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes or until rice is crispy.
Divide jasmine rice among 6 bowls; spoon feta mixture over top. Arrange poached egg over each serving. Sprinkle with cracked peppercorns. Garnish with remaining dill.
Fried rice works best when using day-old cooked rice.
To poach eggs, fill saucepan with enough water to come 3 inches up side of pan; stir in 2 tbsp white vinegar. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Vigorously stir water to create a vortex.
Break cold egg into small dish or saucer. Holding dish just above simmering water, slip egg into the water; repeat with two more eggs.
Reduce heat to medium-low. In 2 batches, cook eggs, in barely simmering water, for 3 to 4 minutes or until whites are set and yolks are cooked as desired. Remove eggs with slotted spoon; place on paper towel-lined plate.
We’re taking the classic version of oven-baked feta with herbs and tomatoes up a notch by coating it with spicy harissa paste for added umami flavor and mixing with Greek yogurt for an extra creamy texture! Make sure to take a look at our recipe video above.
We’ve also paired this incredibly saucy and unbelievably delicious combination with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice to absorb every bit of flavor. This wheat-free version is hearty and perfect for serving a crowd for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Serve your favorite Mediterranean-inspired ingredients in a new way with this oven-baked cheesy rice dish. For more delicious meals using your favorite ingredients, take a look at these Mediterranean-inspired meals.