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Smoky spiced veggie rice served on a plate

Smoky spiced veggie rice

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Try this vegan take on a jambalaya, full of fiery and smoky flavours and bursting with vegetables. It's healthy, low in fat and calories, yet big on flavour 

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal447
low infat11g
saturates2g
carbs69g
sugars20g
fibre11g
protein11g
salt0.6g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Dry-fry the cashews in a large saucepan or casserole dish over a medium heat until golden brown. Remove from the heat, leave to cool, then roughly chop. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same pan over a high heat, then fry the corn on each side for 20 seconds to char. Remove from the pan, set aside, then tip in the carrots and fry for 5 mins. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the rest of the oil in the same pan over a medium heat and fry the onions and celery for 10 mins until soft and slightly coloured. Tip in the peppers and garlic, then fry for another 5 mins before adding the Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, chipotle paste and tomato purée. Fry for 1 min until the spices are fragrant, then add the cherry tomatoes and fry for another 2 mins. 

  • STEP 3

    Stir in the kidney beans, canned tomatoes, rice, stock, vinegar and sugar, then stir until everything is combined. Bring to the boil, then cover with a lid and simmer with a lid on for 35-40 mins on a medium-low heat, stirring halfway through, until the rice is cooked and liquid absorbed.

  • STEP 4

    Slice the corn off the cob and mix it through the rice along with the carrots. Season and garnish with the spring onions and cashews.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2019

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