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One Pan Spicy Rice

What you need: 

1 tablespoon oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons medium curry paste (madras is good)
250g (9oz) basmati rice
500ml (17 fl oz) vegetable stock
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
handful of raisins
175g (6oz) frozen spinach, thawed

What you do: 

Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan that has a lid, then fry the onion, garlic and curry paste until the onion is soft.
Add the stock, rice, chickpeas and raisins. Stir to stop the rice clumping. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender. You may need to add a bit of water if the liquid is absorbed and the rice is not properly cooked.
Mix in the spinach and fluff up the rice with a fork.
Add in some nuts if you like that sort of thing – cashews work well.
Quite nice served with pita bread and natural vegan yoghurt.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I made this almost exactly, except I cooked the rice w/o vegetable stock and just added it plain. I also threw in some peas, since they go fantastically with Indian flavors.

This is great! Easy and delicious. Even my brother, who scoffs at vegan food, tried it and said it was very yummy. I'll add even more veggies next time, I think. :)


ive been making this recipe since my first intial post in '07' LOL!! is STILL  a staple in my house...very delicious recommend it to everyone!!


this was delicious!!
I followed the recipe exactly, except I ended up using a lot more broth and wanted to use up the rest of my red curry - it was awesome with the red curry paste initially, but wasn't so good the next time I'll try it with my regular curry powder - and maybe add some sambar powder too!  I just loved the combination of the rice and spinach....sooo good!  thanx Shell!


could you use the ethiopian (powder) spice for this?

Not really sure what ethiopian spice is, so don't know whether it would work. Sorry.

Just googled it....don't really see why it wouldn't work.  Maybe try it with quarter of teh recipe - that way if it doesn't work you've not wasted too much?
Sorry I'm not much more help.


could you use the ethiopian (powder) spice for this?

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