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Quick veggie rice, rice side dish, easy family recipes

A tasty, healthy vegetable packed rice dish that’s ideal for serving alongside grilled chicken or fish. 

Totally loaded with colourful tasty vegetables, it’s a great way of getting in a portion or two of your five-a-day. And best of all it’s super easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes. 

Quick veggie rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Quick veggie rice

A quick and easy colourful rice dish.


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 2 sweet red peppers diced
  • 1 can sweetcorn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Cook the rice as per the packet instructions - this should take around 10 minutes.
  2. As the rice cooks add the olive oil to a large frying pan over a medium heat.
  3. Toss in all the veggies and fry until all the veg is cooked and hot.
  4. Sprinkle over the tsp of cinnamon powder and mix well.
  5. Drain the rice and tip into the veggies, stir gently to mix everything together.
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Make Quick Veggie Rice your way
  • Throw in whatever veggies you like – try diced courgette, aubergine, spring onions, spinach all work well. 
  • Add in some fresh chopped herbs – coriander, flat leaf parsley and chives are all good. 
  • Skip the cinnamon altogether or switch it for ground cumin, smoked paprika or even a little pinch of curry powder.
  • Don’t fancy cooking rice? Cheat and pick up a couple of microwave rice sachets, pick any flavour you fancy.
How to serve Quick Veggie Rice 
  • Serve alongside grilled chicken or fish.
  • Serve as a side dish as BBQs
  • To serve as a main course dish add in some peanuts, tofu, chicken pieces or just top with poached eggs. 

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