Nando’s Rice

Nando’s Rice

Here's my recipe for rice-cooker Nando's style spicy rice.

Since buying a rice cooker my life has honestly been SO MUCH EASIER, and i'm not even being dramatic.

I have always struggled to make rice in the pan for some reason; it always turned out kinda sticky, but despite that, i acquired my rice cooker sort-of by accident.

I bought a Tefal 8-in-1 Multi Cooker for it's 'slow cooker' capabilities; it's actually a mega machine with 8 different settings (rice, brown rice, grains, steamer...) and since trying the rice setting i've never cooked my rice any other way! It makes perfect rice with minimal effort; meaning i'm able to experiment and make lots of different rice recipes.

This recipe is a nice change from our regular rice as it uses risotto rice (we're a family of basmati lovers). So next time you're craving Nando's spicy rice, but want to save some cash, and eat it on your sofa, give this recipe a go: 

(Better than) Nando's Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Servings: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup risotto rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 chicken stock cube (You could use vegetable stock instead)
  • 1/2 cup peas
Instructions
  1. Fry pepper and onion in heated oil for 2 minutes; stirring constantly
  2. Add dried spices to the pan and cook for further 1 minute (Add more oil if the mixture is dry)
  3. Add risotto rice, water and chicken stock to the hot pan and turn off the heat
  4. Stir thoroughly so the rice is coated and nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pan
  5. Transfer contents of the pan to your rice cooker; and set to white rice cook
  6. After the first buzz, add your peas, stir and put the lid back down
  7. Once completely cooked, stir and serve

If you also struggle with that perfect rice every time i highly recommend bagging yourself a rice cooker; the one i LOVE is currently on offer for £49 on amazon HERE.


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