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Five a day rice (Serves 4)
From book: Grace Kerry's Magical Rice Recipes - A Nigerian Cookbook

Basmati Rice: 2 cups or 500g.
Olive oil: 2 tablespoons.
Red Onion: 1.
Red pepper (capsicum): 1 large.
Fresh corriander: 1 leaf.
Broccoli: 8 florets.
Brussels sprouts: 12.
Leek and Cabbage chopped: 1 cup each.
Spinach: ½ a small bag.
Vegetable Stock cube: 1.
Tomato puree: 1 tsp.
Fresh basil and thyme: 2 sprigs each.
Curry powder: 1 tsp.
Garlic, chopped: 1.
Salt to taste.

Cooking method:

  • First, soak rice for at least 15 minutes to remove starch. Wash and set aside.
  • Wash and chop all the vegetables and set aside.
  • Then pour oil into medium-sized saucepan and heat until very hot.
  • Add onion and fry until golden brown.
  • Now add tomato puree and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add 3/4 pint of water and stock cube and bring to the boil.
  • Stir in all the vegetables, except the spinach, and bring to the boil.
  • Add the rice, stir, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes or until rice is cooked and moist. If not, keep adding water until rice is cooked.
  • Take the rice off the heat, stir in the spinach, mix thoroughly and add pepper or salt to season.
  • o Cover and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes.

Once savoured, never forgotten. Serve to beloved guests or just treat yourself!
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