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Nando’s Spicy Rice

  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 397
  • Carbs 82G
4 Servings


  • 400 g long grain rice
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper finely chopped
  • 70 g frozen peas
  • 1 chicken stock cube or vegetable
  • 1 chicken stock pot or vegetable
  • 1 litre boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder or more if you like it spicy
  • low calorie cooking spray


  1. Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray

  2. Add the chopped onion, peppers, cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and paprika. Cook until they start to brown slightly
  3. While 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. Stir in the peas 4-5 minutes before the end of cooking and replace the lid

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