I am not really a fan of plain boiled rice. Sure I have no dislike for it, however, I do tend to avoid it. Mix it up and I am more than happy to enjoy this starchy basic enjoyed by billions around the world.

My introduction to rice came in the form of “Mam’s rice pudding”. A milky sweet baked odyssey that usually followed roast beef for Sunday lunch.

I have a fondness for rice I suppose but just find it – boring!!

I am sharing a recipe/method for a lively rice with which I surprised Mrs TheLatestSupper by not only wolfing it down, actually having seconds – not something I do! 

Garlic Rice

  • 840ml Water
  • 420g (2 cups) Long grain Rice
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Green jalapeño deseeded thinly chopped
  • Red pepper deseeded
  • Yellow food colouring
  • 1cal spray
  • Spray a sauce pan with 1cal and fry the garlic on a high heat for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the rice and combine
  • Add the peppers
  • Add water & colouring
  • Reduce to a simmer
  • Cover pan and allow to simmer approx 15mins maybe longer

What you have is a visually interesting rice – looking very much like pilau but tasting with a hint of garlic. Salt lovers could add a teaspoon to the water.

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