Best Nando’s Spicy peri peri rice - Who doesn’t love a cheeky Nandos? Who doesn’t love Peri Peri Chicken and Rice? I am a big fan of Nandos and love to recreate the recipes at home. Here is how you can recreate it at home.
Serve alongside Peri Peri or Piri Piri Chicken, Roast Meat dishes, Roast Veg, Coleslaw and even Kebabs. It is quick to make too and ready to eat in 20 minutes! The rice in this recipe is lightly spiced and subtly smoky and is packed full of flavour.
Heat the oil in a heavy pot and add Onion, and Salt. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat till a light golden brown.
Stir in Peppers, Garlic and Chilli. Cook for 5 minutes before adding Spices - Smoked Paprika, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper.
Pour in the pureed Tomatoes and Peri Peri Sauce.
Add the Rice and Chicken Stock.
Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and turn the heat down to low. Cook for 10 mins.
Turn the heat off and leave the lid on. After 10 minutes, remove the lid and stir through Lemon and Coriander.
There are a few ways to make this recipe your own:
The most obvious and popular way to serve this rice dish is the way Nandos do it!
Pre soak the rice for 20 - 30 minutes beforehand. As well as the other benefits, this also helps shorten cooking time and helps keep the grains seperate.
Taste the stock water before adding Salt as the stock may already be salted.
This Vegetarian Peri Peri Rice can be made as a bake, as chicken fried rice
If you have leftovers, allow to cool completely and then store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
It can be eaten cold or warmed up. If you do warm it up, make sure it is piping hot before serving.
Once completely cooled, place in an airtight container and freeze for up to a month.
To defrost, take the rice out of the freezer and leave it in on the countertop for an hour or in the fridge for a few hours.
Reheat in the microwave or on over medium low heat on the hob till piping hot. If you notice that you have dry rice, add a splash of water when reheating.
Yes it is. Not only does in contain delicious veggies, it also is packed full of vitamins and minerals. See full details re nutrition info below.