Try out my Authentic Syn Free One Pot Nando's Peri Peri Rice made using the freshest of ingredients to make it the perfect side for your Nando's Fakeaway meal.
I think everyone loves Nando's, I mean what's not to love? That flame grilled Peri-peri chicken is what is loved by many of us, an amazing explosion of flavours on the palette.
But as well as that amazing chicken they also do some delicious sides, like their spiced rice and this Syn Free One Pot Nando's Peri Peri Rice I have created here, is pretty authentic. It taste so good, you will want to eat it just as it is, and why not? Add some protein, like chicken or shrimp and there is no reason why you can't turn this into a complete meal.
I use the freshest of ingredients to make an amazing paste that add's the best of flavours to this rice. Fresh chilli, garlic, herbs, along with a blend of spices such as paprika, cumin and of course lastly that fresh citrus flavour of lemon juice and zest.
To make the paste I use for my Syn Free One Pot Nando's Peri Peri Rice, you will need either a:
I have a granite one like this Andrew James Traditional Mortar and Pestle. I love it for making marinades for meats, or pastes for curries etc, as you start grinding all those spices, herbs etc, the aroma that comes out is enough to leave you salivating for dinner, before you even get starting cooking. There is something rather theraputic about grind all the spices too. Great for relieving some stress.
and pestle to grind all the ingredients up into that flavour explosion to add into the rice. If you don't have either, you can just chop the ingredients really finely, but grinding them to a paste, really helps bring out all those flavours.
Wondering what you can serve with this Syn Free One Pot Nando's Peri Peri Rice? It will totally complete your Nando's fakeaway meal (and watch out for my full recipe coming soon).
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HOW CAN I ADD A ⅓ SPEED FOODS TO THIS SYN FREE ONE POT NANDO'S PERI PERI RICE?
There is already speed foods such as onion, peppers, tomato including in the rice, but when you want to add some more speed foods to your plate, a mixed salad would accompany this really well and you can literally included any speed salad vegetables of your choosing, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, radishes etc or if you don't fancy salad, make a tray bake of some roast vegetables, it's a great way to use up vegetables that need to be cooked before your next grocery shop too.
TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS SYN FREE ONE POT NANDO'S PERI PERI RICE YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING KITCHEN ITEMS:
- Non Stick Frying Pan
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Jug
- Measuring Spoons
- Wooden Spoon
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Chopping Board
- Mini Food Processor or Mortar and Pestle
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- 1 cup of long grain rice, rinsed
- 2 cups of stock (chicken or vegetable)
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- ½ red pepper, finely diced
- ½ green pepper, finely diced
- 1 medium tomato, peeled and diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 red chilli, deseeded
- 1.5 tsps of paprika
- ½ tsp of cumin
- ½ tsp of oregano
- small handful of parsley
- small handful of coriander (cilantro)
- juice and zest of half a small lime
- salt and black pepper.
- fresh coriander, to serve
- Add the chilli, garlic cloves, paprika, cumin, oregano, coriander, parsley, salt, black pepper, lime and zest and a little spray of cooking oil spray to a mini blender or mortar and pestle and grind to a paste.
- Spray a large frying pan over a medium high heat with some cooking oil spray.
- Add the onion and fry for a few mins to soften.
- Add the peppers, and fry for a further couple of mins.
- Add the rice, tomato and paste and stir to combine, just to coat the rice with the paste.
- Pour in the stock, bring to a boil and simmer until the stock is almost absorbed, then turn off the heat, add a lid and leave for 10 mins.
- Stir through some fresh coriander.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 207Total Fat 0.5gSaturated Fat 0.1gSodium 42.5mgCarbohydrates 44.6gFiber 2.2gSugar 2.4gProtein 5.4g