Summer (If like me you are in the UK i’d argue if we could really call it that but…) is a great time to experiment with sweeter flavors, heat and spice! Typically I have a lot of BBQ’s, family events and there is always loads of food to be made.
I tried my own version of Honey Spice Rice for my family which they loved so thought I would share the recipe with you!
6 Cups Brown Rice
6 Mixed Peppers
2 White Onions
2 Red Chilli
4 Garlic Cloves
1 Pack Pomegranate Seeds (250g)
1 Pack Thick Cut Bacon
1 Teaspoon Tumeric
1 Teaspoon Paprika
3 Teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
Salt & Pepper
Chop onions and crush garlic and add to a pan with heated olive oil.
Once Brown, add in chopped peppers, red chilli and cook until soft. Add the bacon to the pan and cook through, seasoning with salt and pepper.
Took cook the rice, you can either add to the pan with 500ml of water, or you can boil separately, whichever you prefer. (Sometimes I use Uncle Bens Microwave Wholegrain Rice & Quinoa which gives more texture and Shorter prep time!)
Once rice is fluffy and cooked through, add to the pan of ingredients, and turn off the heat, and leave to cool for 10 minutes.
Once the rice has cooled, mix in the Tumeric, Chinese Five Spice, and Honey (as much as you like to your own taste – half a tablespoon is usually sweet enough).
Add rice to serving dish/es.
Sprinkle chopped cucumber and pomegranate seeds over the top. Season with salt and pepper. You can drizzle more honey over the top but again this will be to your taste!