Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Spicy rice! From Readers Digest "Quick And Thrifty Cooking In South Africa"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy 3 litre saucepan over moderate heat. Add the onion, and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Stir in the rice, red pepper, chilli powder, origanum, tomato juice and tomato puree, then add the water and salt. Stir once, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed.
Most Helpful

This reminded me of the rice served with Tex-Mex food. The "hot" in the recipe title doesn't reflect the level of heat due to spices. The rice is seasoned, not spicy hot. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Susie D September 28, 2015

I love the red rice. I think it would complement any meal. I made it with brown rice.

threeovens August 14, 2014

I used brown rice and halved the recipe. I used more water too and cooked it longer, as I usually do with brown rice. For the red pepper I used a red bell pepper and my DH and I really enjoyed it. Served with chili rellenos. Thanks! Made for the Vegetarian Swap-Feb. 2010.

Sharon123 February 06, 2010