Food Friday | Nando’s Inspired Spicy Rice

Hello everyone and welcome to the next Food Friday instalment. Whether you are a Slimming World Slimmer or a Low FODMAP friend, this Nando’s Inspired Spicy Rice recipe is versatile and can be incorporated into lots of dishes. Now, I never used to like rice. I found it boring and never fancied it. Little did I realise that in a few years things would change so much!

This spicy rice recipe is super tasty. I have been known to scoff a bowl of this alone, safe in the knowledge that I have included lots of lovely speed food to meet the Slimming World requirements. This rice also tends to go rather well with a leafy salad.

You will need:

  • 250g Rice of your choice (I like to use long grain or basmati)

  • 200ml of Water

  • 2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes (FODMAPPERS remember to check the ingredients! Knorr and Kallo produce low FODMAP stock options as do Massel – available on Amazon:

  • Spring Onions – Green part only

  • Green Pepper

  • Red Pepper (I used yellow in this recipe as an alternative)

  • 2 tsp Cumin

  • Chilli Frylight – depending how spicy you like it

  • 2 tsp Paprika

  • 2 tsp Turmeric

  • Frylight


  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

  • Frozen peas




To begin with, cook the rice as per the packet instructions, drain and set aside.

Chop the spring onion and peppers and then dissolve the stock cubes into 200ml of water.

Then, spray a frying pan with Frylight and set over a medium heat. Add the peppers, cumin, a few good sprays of the chilli Frylight, the turmeric and the paprika. Cook until they the peppers start to soften and then add the chopped spring onion.

Fry for a further two minutes and then add a handful of peas.

Add the stock and the rice and then give the mixture a good stir to combine thoroughly.

Keep stirring to avoid burning. Continue until the stock has been fully absorbed and then taste the mixture to ensure you are happy with the flavour. Add additional spices as required.

Once combined and heated through, you are ready to serve!

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Nando's Inspired Spicy Rice

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