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This Spicy Rice recipe is a vibrant and flavorful dish that combines aromatic spices, colorful vegetables, and fluffy rice. Bursting with bold flavors, this recipe is perfect as a standalone main course or as a delicious side dish to complement your favorite protein. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this easy-to-make and satisfying Spicy Rice recipe.

Spicy Rice Recipe

This Spicy Rice recipe brings together a medley of spices, vegetables, and rice to create a mouthwatering dish that is both satisfying and flavorful. The combination of fragrant spices like cumin, turmeric, and paprika adds a delightful warmth to the dish, while the assortment of colorful vegetables adds texture and visual appeal. With each bite, you'll experience a harmonious balance of flavors that will leave you craving for more.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine portugese


  • saucepan
  • wooden spatula


  • vegetable broth
  • cilantro
  • onion
  • salt and pepper
  • cayennepepper
  • bell pepper
  • paprika
  • long grain rice
  • cumin powder
  • garlic


  • Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.
  • Add the ground cumin, turmeric powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper to the saucepan. Stir well to coat the onion and garlic with the spices, and cook for an additional minute to enhance the flavors.
  • Add the diced carrot, bell pepper, and frozen peas to the saucepan. Stir and cook the vegetables for about 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften.
    Add the rinsed rice to the saucepan and stir to combine it with the vegetables and spices.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth or water, season with salt and pepper to taste, and give it a good stir.
    Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the saucepan with a lid and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed. Avoid stirring the rice while it's cooking to prevent it from becoming sticky.
  • Once the rice is cooked, remove the saucepan from the heat and let it sit, covered, for about 5 minutes. This will allow the rice to steam and become fluffy.
    Fluff the rice with a fork and transfer it to a serving dish. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley, if desired.
  • Serve the Spicy Rice as a delicious standalone main course or as a flavorful side dish alongside your favorite protein.



Adjust the level of spiciness by increasing or decreasing the amount of cayenne pepper according to your preference.
Feel free to add additional vegetables or protein of your choice, such as diced tomatoes, corn, or cooked chickpeas, to enhance the dish.
Leftover Spicy Rice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Serving: 200g
Keyword spicy rice
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