This light, tasty one pot is inspired by Indian pilau rice. You'll infuse ready-to-heat rice with turmeric, punchy chilli, smoky fish and spinach. Quick, easy and delicious!
Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake
|Typical Values||per 100g||per serving|
of which saturates
of which sugars
|Fibre||1.6 g||5.6 g|
|Protein||6.8 g||24.6 g|
|Salt||1.16 g||4.17 g|
In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.
Before you begin...
Get all your ingredients and equipment ready
Skim through these steps, then wash your fruit and veg
Note: Equipment and pan sizes vary. Make sure you cook food thoroughly (even if it takes you a little longer than 10 mins)
Now, let's get started!
Boil half a kettle
Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid), with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat
Squeeze the pouch[es] of the steamed white basmati rice, making sure to separate the grains
Add the ginger & garlic paste and steamed white basmati rice to the pan and give everything a good mix up
Add the ground turmeric to the pan and crumble in 1/2  Knorr vegetable stock cube
Pour in 200ml [380ml] boiled water and stir it all together
Wash the baby leaf spinach, then pat it dry with kitchen paper
Add the washed spinach and half the dried chilli flakes to the pan (can't handle the heat? Go easy!)
Give everything a good mix up, then sit the smoked basa over the rice and cook, covered, for 3-4 mins
Trim, then chop the spring onion[s] roughly
Roll the lemon[s] with your hand on a hard surface (to release more juice) and cut in half
After 3-4 mins, break the fish into chunks in the pan with a wooden spoon and stir it through the rice
Cook, covered, for 1-2 min further or until the fish is cooked through
Tip: Your fish is cooked once it turns opaque and flakes easily!
Once cooked, add the juice of 1/2  lemon and a pinch of salt and stir it all together until fully combined – this is your smoked fish & spinach pilau rice
Cut the remaining lemon into wedges
Serve your smoked fish & spinach pilau rice with your chopped spring onion sprinkled over the top
Garnish with the remaining dried chilli flakes (not a fan of spice? Just add a little!), a grind of black pepper and the lemon wedges