Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice


  • 2 cups (500 gms.) Basmati Rice
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped (or green onions)
  • 2 tbsp. Vindaloo paste*
  • ¼ cup Oil, preferably olive oil
  • 1 large capsicums, green or any colour of your choice, chopped
  • 1 tin corn or 6 fresh corn cobs or green peas
  • 1 cup prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 1 tsp. Salt or to taste
  • To make vindaloo paste:
  • Mix the following in 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder (or a pinch saffron)
  • ½ tsp. cumin powder
  • The above may also be ground to a paste using 3 whole red kashmiri chillies


  1. Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes. 
  2. To cook, bring water to a boil, add the rice and cook 5 minutes (after it starts boiling) till grains are still firm and slightly undercooked.
  3. Leave aside to cook.
  4. Heat 2 to 3 tbsp. oil and fry the chopped onions lightly.
  5. Add the vindaloo paste and saute for a minut
  6. Then add the prawns and fry well. 
  7. Add chopped tomatoes (I have used two tbsp tomato paste instead),
  8. Slit capsicums, salt and ½ cup water and let the capsicums cook for 2 minutes. 
  9. Add the corn and the parboiled rice.  Mix well. 
  10. Add the remaining oil over the rice and place in the oven for ½ an hour or on a stove top for 15 minutes. 
  11. When rice is cooked remove, and serve hot.
  12. Garnish with green onions.

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