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Stuffed persimons

Course: Mains, Starters
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Kaki fruit, Persimmons, Persimons, Sharon fruit
Servings: 5


  • Baking Tray


  • 5 persimons, not too ripe
  • 100 g sushi rice
  • 2 tbsp matcha green tea, finely ground
  • 400 ml vegetable stock for the rice
  • 3 salted kumquats or lemons, finely chopped
  • 100 g halloumi, diced
  • 50 g pistachios or pine nuts
  • olive oil for roasting


  • Cut the lid off the persimon and set aside. Scoop out the insides.
  • Make the rice by mixing the rice, green tea and vegetable stock and cooking in a rice steamer or on the stove top.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC
  • When the rice is cooked, mix with the salted citrus, halloumi and nuts.
  • Stuff the persimons with the rice mixture. Place in the baking tin and place the persimon 'hats' on top like lids.
  • Brush with olive oil.
  • Bake for 45 minutes and serve hot