One Pot Spicy Rice
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One Pot Spicy Rice

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Serves 2

Tasty, easy and spicy - with minimal washing up!

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  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water (roughly)
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (chilli powder)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 or 2 red chillis
  • a handful of peas


    1. Chop the onion, green pepper and chilli. In a large, deep frying pan or wok, fry these ingredients for a few minutes until they soften.
    2. Add the rice into the pan, followed by the water. Stir the rice, making sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
    3. You may want to add the water in bit by bit as it gets absorbed. This will make sure you don't use too much water and get soggy rice.
    4. Stir in the turmeric, chilli powder and garam masala (if using). Bring the rice to the boil and add the peas.
    5. Simmer until the rice has absorbed the water and serve.

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Mike Rew's picture
Mike Rew
30th Oct, 2018
Looks great, but why is everything in 'Cups'? Hate the Americanism of everything....
2nd Mar, 2009
Really liked this - I used chicken stock instead of water (you can use veg stock too i guess) - gave it a bit of extra body I think. Brill recipe though, thanks.
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