Manor Farm Herbs
Manor Farm
Oxfordshire OX27 8DP


Shiso leaves stuffed with rice and pinenuts.

  • 10 large shiso leaves
  • 25g butter
  • 1 onion – very finely chopped
  • 3 tbls chives or lovage – chopped
  • 125g cooled, cooked rice
  • 1 beaten egg
  • seasoning
  • 40g pine nuts

Dip each leaf into boiling water and lay out flat to cool.

Fry the onion in butter until very soft but not brown.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix gently, season to taste.

Place a teaspoon of the mixture into the centre of each leaf and roll up like a cigar,
tucking in the ends as you go.

Arrange on a pretty serving dish and chill until required.
Serve garnished with chopped shiso leaves, or flowers if available, and a vinaigrette dressing.