Easy peasy rice!!

So simple and really delicious!

Perfect vegetarian dish or try it with some prawns mixed through!

Ingredients – Serves 6

1 tbsp olive oil

½ onions, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 green capsicum, cut into dices

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp dried oregano

1 cup basmati rice

1 tbsp tomato paste

2 cans red beans (canned), or 4 bean mix, drained and rinsed

500ml vegetable broth

1 pinch salt [optional]

ground pepper to taste [optional]

Preparation: 15 min

Cooking: 15 min

190 calories/serving


Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper and garlic then sauté, with occasional stirring, for 2-3 min. Add the cumin, paprika, and oregano then cook 1 min with stirring.

Stir in the rice then cook 2 min, until the grains are completely coated in oil. Add the tomato paste, broth and beans.

Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to ‘low’, cover and simmer until the rice is cooked al dente, about 15-20 min. Adjust the seasoning.

Remove from heat, keep covered and let stand a 2-3 min. Fluff with a fork then serve