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A delicious Portuguese spicy rice cooked to perfection in the instant pot and served with the piri piri chicken of your choice.
Portuguese Nandos Style Spicy Rice Recipe
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Portuguese Nandos Style Spicy Rice Recipe

Portuguese Nandos Style Spicy Rice Recipe

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Instant pot200g or 7oz of risotto rice3 tbsp of homemade nandos marinade3 medium garlic cloves┬╝ red pepperHandful of green peas2 limes (juice and rind)1 veggie OXO cube1 tbsp of olive oilPinch of saffron1 tbsp of parsley1 tbsp of coriander1 tbsp of thymeSalt & pepper (to taste)

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  • Mix the marinade with the OXO cube and a cup of warm water and place it in the bottom of the Instant Pot with the saffron. Mix it with the rice and place the lid on your Instant Pot.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sealing and cook for 10 minutes on the rice setting.
  • While the rice is cooking peel and dice your red onion. Peel your garlic cloves and thinly slice the garlic. Dice the red pepper and remove the seeds.
  • In a medium sized pan on the hob cook the red pepper, green peas, garlic, red onion with a little olive oil, until it has some colour.
  • Add the rind and the juice from the lime and stir well.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps manually release pressure and give it a quick mix with a wooden spoon. Add to your Instant Pot rice your cooked ingredients from your pan.
  • Stir the ingredients into the rice along with the rest of your seasonings.
  • Mix well, taste and if needed add extra salt and pepper before serving.
  • Enjoy.
Recipe & Photo Credit: recipethis.com

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