Quick-n-Easy - Spicy Rice and Bean Feast

Along with a few other bloggers I was asked to join the Veetee Bloggers Community and to create a recipe using a pack of Veetee's rice. 

I don't know about you but sometimes I just want dinner to be something quick and easy.  So I've got a recipe for when; you're in a hurry and want something quick and filling but still on the healthy side. 

Quick-n-Easy - Spicy Rice and Bean Feast

Of course it's so easy to just order a takeaway, but with Veetee's 'Heat and Eat' rice range (it takes just 2 minutes in the microwave) which is great, but you still need something else to go with it; so instead of a ready meal why not try my recipe?

Veetee's range of ready cooked rices include not only Long Grain Rice but Basmati, Basmati and Wild Rice, New Orleans Style, Peri Peri and more.
For my recipe I used Veetee's plain long grain since I wanted to add my own flavour to the dish.

Spicy Rice and Bean Feast


Print Recipe

https://sites.google.com/a/aglugofoil.com/a-glug-of-oil/home/quick-n-easy-spicy-rice-and-bean-feast





Serves 2 (as main) 4 as a side

You will need:

olive oil
1 x Veetee pack of long grain rice - 300g
2 spicy chorizo sausages (50g) - uncooked and diced
1 red onion - diced
1/2 red bell pepper - deseeded and diced
1/2 green bell pepper - deseeded and diced
1 clove garlic - peeled and finely chopped
2 halves of sun-dried tomatoes - drained from oil and chopped
1 teaspoon of Pimentón de la Vera - or you can use hot paprika
1 x 300g can of Mexican style beans in water - drained
6 baby plum tomatoes - halved
a good squeeze of tomato ketchup
sea salt to taste

How to do it:
Heat up a tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the chorizo then remove and set aside.

Without washing the pan as it's good to keep the lovely flavoursome orange oil from the chorizo; add a little more oil and cook the onions, peppers and garlic until soften but not coloured.

Add the pack of Veetee rice along with the Pimenton de la Vera and sun-dried tomatoes, stirring gently to break up the rice.

Now you can add the drained can of beans along with the plum tomatoes and a good squirt of tomato ketchup.

Add the cooked chorizo back in and cook gently whilst stirring over a medium heat until everything is piping hot.

Add a pinch of sea salt, stir and taste adding more if you think it needs it.  If the mixture looks too dry you can add a splash of water.

More info on Veetee's products can be found over at the Veetee website.
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Check out a few more Veetee Rice Recipes;
Elizabeth's New Orleans Style Rice
Helen's Baked Rice Samosas
Kavey's Quick Golden-Baked Peri Peri Chicken, Yoghurt & Rice Cake 
Sarah's Vegetable Biryani with Cauliflower and Chickpeas
Mabintu's Quick Cinnamon Butter Fried Rice With Grilled Sardines 

Disclaimer - Recipe commissioned by Veetee.  I also received a hamper of goodies.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

4 comments

  1. This is proper comfort food, this. Pass us a spoon and let me tuck in!

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  2. Looks really tasty - I am a huge fan of these flavoured rices for quick easy meals.

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  3. Rice and beans is the classic combination for complete protein isn't it? Great use of the Veetee rice Jan!

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  4. All the things I love, chorizo, rice and that lovely pimenton. Proper comfort food!

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Cheers
Jan

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