Peri Peri Spiced Rice

Chef Donkey
Chef Donkey
Grew up in the Western Cape, South Africa and studied IT. Moved to the uk (south of England) and became a kitchen porter and fell in love with the environment and creating dishes as a young cook. Later moved to London where I worked in some prestigious Hotels and mainly restaurant. Studied culinary arts at college whilst working my way through the ranks and become the pastry chef at a Michelin star restaurant “Arbutus”. Now I’m self employed with my own small events business and focussing mainly on content creating (YouTube).
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Peri Peri Spiced Rice is a vibrant and flavorful dish that combines the aromatic heat of Peri Peri spices with the comforting texture of rice. Infused with a blend of chili, garlic, paprika, and lemon, this dish offers a zesty and spicy kick, making it a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats or vegetables.

Its vivid color and rich taste make it a standout side dish, bringing a touch of culinary excitement to any meal. Ideal for those who enjoy bold flavors.

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Peri Peri Rice

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine South African
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

For Rice

  • 1 spring onion (use green for garnish)
  • ½ stick celery
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup rice
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • Sunflower oil for frying
  • Enough water to cover rice (see video)
  • Add any other aromatic vegetables of your choice (if you like) this is just the basic recipe.

For Yogurt

  • ½ cup coconut yogurt
  • ½ lemon zest & juice
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

For peri peri seasoning

  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground chilli powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp MSG (Optional)

Instructions
 

For Rice

  • Slice spring onion and save the green part for garnish.
  • Chop celery and peppers, mince garlic
  • Chop tomato and set aside
  • Heat sunflower oil to medium in pan
  • Add the vegetables and garlic and sauté till brown
  • Add the rice and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook till it just start catching the bottom of the pan.
  • Season well with peri peri seasoning (see recipe)
  • Add tomato and cook for 1 minute.
  • Now pour in enough water to just cover
  • the rice - (please see video).
  • Bring just to the boil and turn heat down low.
  • Cover pan with a lid and cook till all water has evaporated!
  • Switch off heat and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • “DO NOT STIR THE RICE. WE WANT IT TO FORM A DELICIOUS CRUST AT THE BOTTOM”

For Yogurt

  • Mix all ingredients

For peri peri spice

  • Mix all ingredients
Keyword Peri Peri, Peri Peri Rice
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Chef Donkey
Chef Donkey
Grew up in the Western Cape, South Africa and studied IT. Moved to the uk (south of England) and became a kitchen porter and fell in love with the environment and creating dishes as a young cook. Later moved to London where I worked in some prestigious Hotels and mainly restaurant. Studied culinary arts at college whilst working my way through the ranks and become the pastry chef at a Michelin star restaurant “Arbutus”. Now I’m self employed with my own small events business and focussing mainly on content creating (YouTube).
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