Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice | Slimming World

My favourite rice has to be Nando’s Spicy rice, so we decided to come up with a Slimming World Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice recipe! It’s the perfect Slimming World BBQ side dish.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

A few of our friends are Nando’s obsessed, and they seriously adore this Slimming World Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice.

It tastes just like the rice you get from Nando’s, so much so, it’s uncanny!

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With the weather improving so much, it means just one thing. BBQ! We throw epic BBQ’s, and are always on the look out for new side dishes.

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Everyone likes an easy to eat rice dish, and this Slimming World Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice is both easy, and tasty.

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This Slimming World Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice is also really, really colourful. They say you eat with your eyes, and this is most pleasing.

If you wish you can add even more peppers, or any speed vegetables that you like.

If you’re not keen on the chilli powder in this Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice, why not try our Syn Free Savoury Rice.

Some of you love this Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice recipe!

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Syn Free Nando's Spicy Rice

What do I need to make this Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice?

Not much really! But you will need a few spices.

If you’re a seasoned Slimming World-er you will probably have a cupboard full of herbs and spices. However, if you’re a relative newcomer to the Slimming World journey then you may not.

Don’t worry, you can pick up a spice rack from Amazon complete with 16 different herbs and spices.

Pretty much every herb or spice you’ll need to get started!

How do I make this Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice?

Just follow the steps below. For the FULL recipe, including quantities please scroll to the bottom of the page. 

Step 1

Spray a large frying pan with Frylight. It needs to be big enough to hold 6 cups of water.

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Step 2

Add the chopped onion, peppers, cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and paprika.

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Cook until they start to brown slightly.

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Step 3

While your waiting for them to brown dissolve the Chicken Stock Cube in the boiling water.

Step 4

Add the dry rice to the onions, peppers & spices.

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Stir to mix well and slick the rice. You can spray some more frylight if you wish.

Step 5

Pour in the hot stock, then add the Chicken Stock Pot and stir.

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Step 6

Bring to the boil then cover with a lid and cook according to the packet instructions (usually 10 – 12 minutes).

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Step 7

Stir during cooking to stop it sticking to the pan.

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Step 8

4 or 5 minutes before the end of cooking stir in the peas and replace the lid.

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Step 9

When all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked stir and serve!

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Want to see how easy this Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice is to make? Watch the video!

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Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Nando’s Spicy Rice recipe.

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Syn Free Nandos Spicy Rice

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Prep Time

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portion 5 minutes 25 minutes

Calories

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164kcal 11

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

Zero

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Suitable For Freezing icon Gluten Free icon Dairy Free icon
INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Spray pan with Frylight
  2. Add the chopped onion, peppers, cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and paprika. Cook until they start to brown slightly
  3. While your waiting for them to brown dissolve the Chicken Stock Cube in the boiling water
  4. Add the rice to the onions and peppers and stir to mix well
  5. Pour in the hot stock, then add the Chicken Stock Pot and stir
  6. Bring to the boil then cover with a lid and cook according to the packet instructions (usually 10 - 12 minutes)
  7. Stir during cooking to stop it sticking to the pan
  8. 4 or 5 minutes before the end of cooking stir in the peas and replace the lid
  9. When all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked stir and serve!

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RECIPE NOTES

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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72 Comments
  1. Love this dish and its dead easy. Just made a batch this morning before work so its ready for later. Thank you for another great recipe 😀

  2. Made this for a BBQ, absolutely lovely. Everyone had some! I’ve got it for lunch in work too. Will definitely be making it again. Thanks 👍

    1. Hi Suzanne
      No we didn’t rinse the rice, but some brands can be a little more starchy than others so they may need rinsing

    1. Hi Tracy
      No we didn’t rinse the rice, but it really depends on the brand you use as some may be a bit more starchy than others

  3. Looks lush! Can you freeze portions if you make a load?
    I’ve always reheated rice but since doing SW have been told that I shouldn’t do it? X

    1. Hi Aimee
      Yes you can freeze it as long as you cool it and store it correctly. Here’s a few tips….
      Cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) then fridge or freeze it immediately. You can split larger portions up into smaller batches to cool quicker.
      Freeze as soon as the rice is cold.
      When you reheat any rice, always check it is steaming hot all the way through.
      Don’t reheat cooked rice more than once.

  4. I love everything Iv tried from your blog but will we tell me does it show on the recipe if I can freeze my left overs are it’s only me eating it and most make big size portions.!

    1. Hi Stacy
      We are working through our recipes to ensure that they indicate if they are suitable for freezing. Also, if you want to reduce the number of portions you can click on the number of servings box and adjust it to whatever you want. The ingredients will then be adjusted accordingly

  5. I am making 16 portions of this for a BBQ – please can you tell me how much Curry powder as the measurement just says 1 but I need to know 1 of what – thank you so much in advance Kerry x

  6. Is it 400gof dry rice as that seems a lot of 400g of cooked rice? ie: 160g dry weight added to make it 400g cooked weight?

    1. Hello Donn,
      Yes, it is 400g dry weight of long grain rice. The recipe serves 4 people. If you are cooking for more/fewer people you can click in the Number of Servings box and change the number. The recipe will recalculate the amounts for each ingredient.

    1. Hi Samantha, we’ve given a guide time for cooking the rice, but you should check the packet instructions to ensure that your rice is cooked perfectly. If you prefer the texture of the rice to be slightly more al dente, you can reduce the cooking time by a minute or two.

  7. Have just made this for lunch and wow, it’s lovely. Added cooked chicken for the last few minutes of cooking. Tempted to try adding fresh pineapple next time.

    1. Hi Michelle
      There’s no reason why it couldn’t be made in the Instant pot. If you use the saute setting up until you add the stock, then switch to manual to cook the rice. (Refer to your manual for rice cooking times.)

  8. Love this recipe going to try in my new Instant Pot but would you put the peas in whilst the Rice is cooking or after ? Tia

    1. Hi Lesley
      I haven’t tried it in the Instant Pot, so you might have to experiment a little!
      It would be a good idea to shorten the cooking time slightly, as rice will cook faster in the Instant Pot. If you add the peas too early, they may well go a bit mushy. You could QPR after cooking the rice and add the peas, then cook for another couple of minutes on manual. Please let us know how you get on. 🙂

    1. Hi Rhiannon
      If you change the ‘Number of Portions’ to 2, all the quantities will change automatically for you. Hope that helps!

        1. The original recipe lists 1 stock cube and 1 stockpot to 1 litre of boiling water for 4 portions.
          If you’re making 2 portions, you’ll need to halve everything. The recipe now reads half a stock cube and half a stockpot, so you’ll need half a litre (500mls) boiling water. Hope that helps.

  9. Hello
    I made this last night but seemed to be more than 4 portions.
    It worked out to 8 portions.
    Do I halve the calories for that portion?

    1. Hi Ian
      With Slimming World, you don’t need to count calories at all. Just make sure you serve this as part of an optimised meal, i.e. served with one third of a plate of speed food.
      The portions are calculated as a main meal for a large appetite. You can adjust the number of portions on the recipe card, the quantities of each ingredient will change for you. 🙂

  10. Thanks for the reply Janie,

    I am not aware of Slimming World but I did come across this recipe while searching for a spicy rice.
    And I am calorie counting for my daily eats, awesome recipe though.

    Thanks again

    1. Hi David
      The red/green days are no longer used. Everything now comes under the Extra Easy Slimming World Plan. (The plan was revised about 5 years ago. :-))

  11. Thanks for the tip about changing the number of servings, Brilliant that it changes the amount of ingredients automatically

    1. Hi Dan
      It’s only the ingredients in the recipe table that are changed by the algorithm that calculates the different quantities. Unfortunately instructions in the text/blurb will not be changed automatically.

    1. Hi Amy
      Yes, you can use brown rice, but you may need to adjust cooking times slightly as brown rice will take longer.

  12. Hi!

    I am making this for a BBQ, do you think it will be OK to make the night before and eaten cold? As like a side obviously 🙂

    Thank you in advance,
    Laura

  13. My 4.5 yr old daughter is doing about healthy eating at school, she saw this recipe on my computer and asked to make it “because it’s got lots of vegetables in”. Well tonight she did (with a bit of help for the chopping and stock making) and it was delicious. We probably should have halved the quantities for 1 adult and 2 children but will freeze the leftovers.

  14. Hello
    Do you mean 100g UNcooked rice or already cooked? (Per portion)
    I can’t understand how this is so low in calories when 100g of rice is usually around 350 calories!
    Thanks

    1. Hi Anna
      We’ll review the nutritional info and change it if we’ve made a calculation error. Please remember that, (as stated in the important info blurb) although pinchofnom.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Thanks for getting in touch.

  15. Thank you for this recipe (and all your others). At a family bbq I had 5 different people ask for the recipe. I also love that you can amend your recipes for different numbers of people and you do the maths for me. Thank you for all your hard work!!

    1. Hi Tori
      It sounds as though the rice may have been slightly overcooked. We suggest checking the instructions on the packet for accurate cooking times. You could try adding a little less of the stock, keeping some back to add if necessary towards the end of the cooking time. 🙂

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