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A pan of served spicy rice with peas.

Spicy Rice with Peas

Spicy rice with peas is a delicious easy to make side. Made all in one pan this 20-minute dish goes great with chicken, fish, or halloumi!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 251kcal
Author Neil


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 180 g basmati rice
  • 450 ml vegetable stock
  • 150 g frozen peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped


  • Gently heat the oil in a medium sized saucepan. Add onion and sauté for 2 - 3 minutes until softened. Add garlic and sauté for a further minute.
  • Stir in the red pepper, turmeric, chilli flakes and medium curry powder. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the rice, stirring for 1 minute then add the stock, bring to the boil, then turn down to simmer for about 10 minutes until the rice is cooked. Add more boiled rice if required. Turn off heat.
  • Stir in the peas, cover the saucepan and allow to sit for about 5 minutes until the peas are cooked through.
  • Season to taste, top with coriander and serve.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg