1 tablespoon of olive oil

1large onion, finely chopped

3 large garlic cloves, finely sliced

Thumb-size piece of ginger, peeled

And grated

1 teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon ground coriander

400g can plum tomatoes

1 teaspoon sugar or palm sugar

1 scotch bonnet, sliced

200g brown rice

1 vegetable stock cube

large bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


1 Heat the oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion, season, and sweat for several minutes until it begins to soften. Add the garlic and let infuse for several minutes before adding the ginger. Cook for about 10 minutes until the onion is completely soft.

Add the spices and fry for a few minutes. Pour in the tomatoes, stir and gently simmer for 5 or so minutes until the tomatoes are soft enough to crush with back of the spoon.

Add the sugar and scotch bonnet and season. Simmer for a 5 minute until the sauce has reduced and the tomatoes is almost smooth.

Rinse rice and add it to the pan. Fill the empty tomato can with water and also add to the pan along with vegetable stock cube.

Simmer for about 1 hour or until the rice has absorbed all the liquid is completely cooked. Try not to stir it too much but do ensure it isn’t sticking to the bottom- a fork works best. You may need to add a touch more water but as the dish should be reasonably dry, avoid adding too much. The rice will eventually absorb all the sauce.

Gently fork the coriander through the rice, reserving some for sprinkling on top when serving.


Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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