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Nando's Spicy Rice

Make your favorite takeaway at home with this copycat Nando's spicy rice recipe. A quick and easy rice side dish with peas and red pepper, perfect to serve with any entree.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: basmati, easy, peas, peppers, rice, turmeric
Servings: 4
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Tonje



  • Dice onion and bell pepper. Finely grate or dice the garlic.
  • Heat up the olive oil in a pot on the stove top on medium heat.
  • Add onion to the pot, and sauté for a few minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Add garlic, seasoning and peppers to the pot. Sauté for a further minute.
  • Wash the rice under running water, and add it to the pot along with the chicken stock.
  • Cover the pot with a lid, and bring the rice to a boil. Leave it to boil for 1-2 minutes, then turn the heat completely off. Leave the pot to sit on the warm surface for about 10 minutes. The rice will cook in the steam.
  • Add frozen peas to the rice, and stir to combine. Cover with a lid, and leave for 1-2 minutes. The peas will thaw.
  • Optionally, season the rice with salt and pepper, then serve.



  • Substitute chicken stock with vegetable stock for a vegan version of the dish.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1130IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg