Nice Spicy Rice

This vegetarian Chinese-inspired rice dish makes a great meal or side dish. At less than 500 calories a portion as a main meal, it would make a brilliant and filling ‘fake-away’ for a weekend night in, and done in less time than it takes for your just eat delivery to arrive!

You could serve half portions and have it with a salmon fillet or a grilled chicken breast, and it would still come in at less than 500 calories!Β Try it this weekend and let us know what you think!

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Nice Spicy Rice

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  • Author: Rachel Wilcock
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Delicious Asian inspired rice dish with all the flavours of the far east.



Fry Light

2 x garlic cloves (minced) or 2 x tsp “Easy Garlic”

5cm fresh ginger (minced) or 1 tsp “Easy Ginger”

1 x large red chilli (finely chopped)

5 x spring onions (finely sliced)

1 x red pepper (diced)

25ml maple syrup or honey

4 x tbspn soy sauce or tamarind

130g baby corn (cut into 2cm pieces)

100g asparagus (trimmed and cut into 2cm pieces)

150g mangetout

150g tenderstem broccoli (trimmed)

120g smooth peanut butter

30ml water

2 x Micro Pouches Basmati Rice (500g)

Drizzle of sriracha sauce (optional but very tasty – and spicy)

1 x lime in 4 x segments (optional)


  1. Prep all ingredients
  2. Add enough Fry Light to cover a large frying pan or wok on high heat
  3. Once foaming add garlic and ginger. Stir around for 2 minutes (1 minute if “Easy” version).
  4. Throw in chopped chilli and spring onions. Cook until onions have softened.
  5. Pour in maple syrup/honey and soy sauce. Stir.
  6. Add baby corn, asparagus and pepper. Stir together for 1 minute.
  7. Add mangetout and broccoli. Stir for a further minute.
  8. Mix in peanut butter and water. Stir until all veggies are coated.
  9. Stir in micro-rice until rice and veg are fully coated and rice is heated through (it’s best to break the rice up in the pouches first, otherwise it comes out as one big rice slab)
  10. Dish up and drizzle with sriracha for extra spice and squeeze some lime over if you fancy too. Both optional, but very tasty and the sriracha gives it a real kick!


You could serve this as an accompaniment to meat or fish, just reduce the portion size and associated calories and add on your extra calories for the meat and fish.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20


  • Calories: 480

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