This African Rice dish is quick and easy to make. Its has great flavours and is a wonderful way to use up left vegetables and rice. The dish originated in Maputo, Mozambique, when one of the chefs served up a simple rice dish for staff meals. It was so popular it ended up on the guest menu. We love it and it goes great with Peri Peri Chicken Peri Peri Sauce | Tasty Portuguese Sunshine |. Fabulous for a weekday supper and bound to thrill the family.
In addition to the peas, you can add left over broccoli, Cauliflower, courgette and carrots. Be inspired with what you find in you fridge after your Sunday roast.
The dish originated in Maputo, Mozambique, when one of the chefs served up a simple rice dish for staff meals. It was so popular it ended up on the guest menu. We love it and it goes great with Peri Peri Chicken
- 30g of chorizo, diced
- 25g of onion, sliced
- 25g of red pepper sliced
- 150g of rice, cooked
- 5g of Worcestershire sauce
- 50g of chicken stock
- 30g of frozen peas
- 10g of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Any other vegetables in your fridge, roughly diced
Add the chorizo, onion and pepper to a frying pan over a medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, until the chorizo crisps up and releases its oil and the onions soften and become slightly translucent
Spoon in the cooked rice and stir well to combine, then cook for 1 minute to warm through.
Add the Worcestershire sauce and chicken stock
Cook until well combined and warmed through
Add the peas and other vegetable along with half the parsley
Cook for a further few minutes until the peas have defrosted and warmed through.
Transfer to a bowl, dress with the lemon juice and garnish with the remaining parsley.
Because of the richness of the African Rice you need a good crisp wine to cut through the flavours. We served a Villebois Prestige Sauvignon Blanc 2018. Classic, refined and dry. This luxurious drop has all the sophistication and character of a Sancerre. Except it’s not. Because that would be illegal. Grab yourself a hunk of creamy goats cheese, some posh crackers, and go wild. Available from Naked Wines
Check out our other great sides:
Fried Cabbage with Cumin | Bavarian Flavours |
Gigantes Plaki | Satisfying and Super Healthy |