(Better Than) NANDO’S RICE

This recipe for Nando’s style spicy rice. Tasty, mildy spicy rice which you can cook at home! The famous restaurant’s popular side dish is made using fluffy rice, turmeric and cumin.

This rice has onions, peppers and peas in it – it’s perfect paired with chicken! 

Spicy Rice

Rice just like the famous Nandos!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine portuguese


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • 225 g White Rice
  • 500 g Water
  • 1 Chicken Stock Cube
  • 120 g Peas
  • ½ Onion
  • ½ Red Pepper


  • Chop the onion and pepper into small pieces
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick pan,  add onions and peppers and cook for a few minutes.
    Add spice mixture
  • Stir to coat the onions and peppers and cook for a few moments
  • Add the rice, water and chicken stock
  • Bring mixture to boil, add peas and reduce the heat to as low as possible
  • Cover with a lid and cook on very low for around 30 minutes (or until rice is cooked)
    Mix a few times throughout the cooking time to make sure the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan
Keyword Nandos Rice, Spicy potato, Spicy Rice