Serves 6


3 cups Basmati rice (you can use white or brown)
1 red pepper
4 tbsp tomato puree
Pinch of saffron
Pinch of turmeric
Pinch of smoked paprika
1/8 tsp sea salt
Pinch of chilli flakes (or more if you like it spicy)
2 tbsp olive/coconut/sunflower oil


  1. Pre-wash the rice in cold water until the water runs clear (4-5 times).
  2. In a saucepan, add 1 tbsp of oil and sauté the pepper for a few minutes.  Then add the chopped tomato, tomato puree, herbs, salt and spices and about 1/4 cup hot water.  Cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. In this same saucepan, now add the rice, mix into the sauce and then add 5 cups of just boiled water. Let the mix come up to a boil and then turn the heat down onto low and cook for 30 minutes.

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