One pan spicy rice

One pan spicy rice

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(77 ratings)

Ready in 20 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
This simple rice dish is a useful backup – it needs practically no preparation and uses storecupboard ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition:

  • kcal380
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.02g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 garlic clove, 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
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • handful of cashew nuts
    Cashew

    Cashew

    ka-shoo

    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

  • natural yogurt to serve, optional

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.

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Crouton11
22nd Nov, 2016
5.05
I don't really know why I chose this recipe, as my daughter dislikes chickpeas, my wife doesn't like raisins in savoury dishes, and I'm not mad keen on spinach. However I'm glad I did, as we all really enjoyed it. The addition of mango chutney certainly helped, but even without it is very tasty, and easy to make.
selmack67@gmail.com
25th May, 2016
5 stars if you can work out how to do that Fantastic! Amazing flavours from a super quick, cheap, healthy and oh so easy recipe. Will be a regular in our house and also an easy first recipe for my teenage foster son as he prepares for independence.
selmack67@gmail.com
18th May, 2016
Just tried this as a quick, cheap and healthy midweek meal. We were all impressed and this is certainly open to creativity. Will definitely be cooking this regularly.
jooly63
10th Jan, 2016
5.05
Lovely recipe, full of flavour. Needs more stock though, (I used chicken) and left out the spinach and yogurt.
westwoodruth
13th Sep, 2014
3.8
Simple dish enjoyed by the whole family. Will definitely make again.
cocktailcate
16th May, 2014
Love this, we have it every week now. I also add some peppered mackerel to my husbands portion and he loves it. So easy but so tasty!
caroljefferson
12th Jul, 2013
10 out of 10!
susanholden
5th May, 2013
4.05
really tasty, quick and easy to make, there are lots of alternative ingredients which could go in this dish if you don't have what is listed in the recipe. Will definitely make this again.
Eliza4
1st Feb, 2013
5.05
All the family enjoyed this, a nice easy supper.
paulajanejones
18th Jan, 2013
5.05
So easy and so yummy.

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