Spicy rice

Quick, easy to make & filling ALTERNATIVES TO WHITE PASTA & POTATO

Brown rice

Cook from frozen Salmon fillet or smoked haddock or chicken breast Onion, chopped

Pepper, chopped

Garlic

Frozen peas

Asparagus (chopped very small)

Chilli (optional) fresh or powder

Salt & black pepper to taste

2 Tbl. Spoon olive oil

Parmesan cheese (from a tub)

Method

Wrap your fish or chicken in foil & cook in oven as per package instruction.

Cook your rice in microwave following packet instructions.

Heat oil, fry onion & garlic & chilli over medium heat, once softened add asparagus & pepper. Cook for a few minutes then add frozen peas, cook until peppers & asparagus are softened enough to your taste.

Remove from pan and set aside in a bowl.

When your fish or chicken is cooked, remove from oven, heat oil in pan and brown fish or meat off for a few minutes. Either break it up in pan or remove and slice then return to pan.

Add the onions, peppers, asparagus & peas to the pan.

By now the rice should be cooked, so add the rice pan and over a low heat, stir to combine. Season with salt & pepper.

The oil from the onions mixture should coat the rice, if not, then add a drizzle more of oil and stir to mix it throughout.

Sprinkle with a little parmesan & enjoy.

This recipe uses frozen fish or chicken breasts, which are quick & convenient, it also uses frozen peas, and if you always have staples like onion, garlic & chilli in your cupboards then it leaves little to buy to make this filling dish.