One pan spicy rice

One pan spicy rice

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Cooking time

Ready in 20 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This simple rice dish is a useful backup – it needs practically no preparation and uses storecupboard ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
380
protein
12g
carbs
66g
fat
9g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
0g
salt
1.02g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp medium curry paste (Madras is a good one to use)
  • 250g basmati rice, rinsed
  • 450ml vegetable stock
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • handful of raisins
  • 175g frozen leaf spinach, thawed
  • handful of cashew nuts
  • natural yogurt to serve, optional

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick pan that has a lid, then fry the garlic and curry paste over a medium heat for 1 minute, until it smells toasty.
  2. Tip the rice into the pan with the stock, chickpeas and raisins and stir with a fork to stop the rice from clumping. Season with salt and pepper, then cover and bring to the boil. Reduce to a medium heat and cook for 12-15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
  3. Squeeze the excess water from the spinach with your hands. Tip it into the pan along with 2 tbsp of hot water and fluff up the rice with a fork, making sure the spinach is mixed in well. Toss in the cashews. Serve drizzled with natural yogurt if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2004

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annie0176's picture
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Delicious!

pollymg's picture

Very tasty and so simple to make. Added onion and doubled up on ingredients to make a generous helping. Very pleased to have found this dish and will make regularly from now on.

vgibson's picture
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Very yummy! I added some cubed chicken breasts and an onion.

sieske's picture

i made this yesterday and I really loved it, I just needed more stock (about twice as much) and next time I might add paneer or some other cheese or maybe chicken or a little fish. But it was really easy and really nice!

lisa_raisontrehy's picture
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This recipe is fantastic - the whole family love it including my 4 year old daughter. It is quick, tasty and cheap. A perfect weekday family meal.

lindsay's picture
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Really enjoyed this recipe. Very easy and tasty. I added 3 peppers and an onion. Definitely do this again.

kat_kes's picture
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This is a great dish that we have made on a number of occasions. We have tried adding other veg we have left over which always seems to work as well - a good left over user upper. Also great the next day!

kblacey's picture

Very easy and tasty. I omitted the chick peas to serve as a rice dish with chicken curry. Excellent.

fredwina's picture
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Yummy!

robnia's picture
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Great mid week meal or as an additional dish for a bbq. I have this at least once a week. i tend to use fresh spinach and wilt it in hot water then squeeze the excess out.

A great addition to this is to add some fried holoumi and mushrooms! i know its not healthy but it tastes great!

emmawemma's picture
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More spice need, but nice.

clairegerrard's picture
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What a great midweek, store cupboard meal (though i had to buy spinach, could only get fresh). I will definately be buying some frozen spinach, so we can have it again.

eve007's picture
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the family really loved this quick and very easy dish

spectrumnicolac's picture
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This is delicious and very easy to make. Will definately be making again.

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