Afghanistan Smoked Paprika Rice
This rice dish is a perfect accompaniment to the Red Bean and Chickpea Curry recipe. As the curry is quite mild, I like to add a little heat to the rice with some chilli or harissa powder. To make this, you will need:
- 200g basmati rice
- 400ml boiling water
- 1 small onion (finely chopped)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/8 tsp harissa or chilli powder
- handful of frozen peas
Heat the coconut oil in a pan on a low setting and add the chopped onion, smoked paprika and harissa, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the rice and stir for 30 seconds, then add the boiling water and cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat, add the frozen peas, stir and cover with the lid.
Leave to stand for 5 minutes, stir and serve.