Prawns, onion, garlic, peppers, green beans, peas, sweet corn, chicken (or fish or veggie) stock cube, white wine (optional) basmati rice, oil, paprika, cumin seeds, chilli flakes, salt, pepper, veg to serve
30 mins (2-3 people)
This one pot dinner is great for a straightforward, tasty and healthy dinner. It also saves on the washing up!
Start by heating a glug of oil in a heat proof pan (that has a lid) I use a cast iron pot, then add a finely chopped onion, after a few minutes on a medium heat add, 1 tsp. of cumin seeds, ½ tsp. of paprika and ½ tsp. of chilli flakes, mix together then add a clove of crushed garlic and your prawns. Cook for a further 5 minutes, taking care not to burn the garlic. Then add 2 chopped peppers and mix through, now add about 175gm of rice to the dish, ensure that the rice is coated in all the lovely flavours before turning up the temperature and adding a splash of white wine (just emit this step if you don’t want any alcohol). Once a majority of the wine has boiled away add 300ml of stock (pick out of chicken, fish or veggie), stir through and leave to simmer. At this stage add the green beans, peas and sweet corn and season well. Rice will take about 20 minutes to cook, keep adding liquid if the dish looks a bit dry and stir every 5 minutes or so. Serve with veg of your choice and enjoy!