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Easy Spicy Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This easy spicy rice is the perfect accompaniment to any type of curry, and is ideal for an after-work supper for two. Ready less than 30 minutes with about 5 minutes hands-on time, it's vegan and gluten free. Make it as hot and spicy as you like.  

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Easy Pilau Rice, Homemade Pilau Rice, Pilau Rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 269 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 chilli peppers medium size
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp spice powder 5 Spice for Chinese-inspired rice, Garam Masala for Indian
  • 240 g basmati rice
  • 480 ml vegetable stock or broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Halve the chilli peppers. Cut into cubes. Discard the seeds and membrane for less heat, or include them if you prefer a spicier dish.

  2. Pour the oil into the bottom of a heavy saucepan, or casserole dish (Dutch oven) and heat over a low flame. Add the garlic and chilli and fry for a few minutes until starting to soften.

  3. Add the rice and stir until it is coated with the spice and oil mixture.

  4. Pour over the stock, Add a little salt. Bring to a gentle simmer, put the lid on the pan and leave on the lowest heat for 25 minutes.

  5. After 25 minutes, take the pan off the stove top. The rice will have absorbed all the liquid. Fluff the rice with a fork, replace the lid and allow to stand for up to 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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Nutritional Information:


Nutrition Facts
Easy Spicy Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 485mg21%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.