Spicy Mince and Risoni Pilaf is a simple and easy dinner recipe I decided to share with you today. Aren’t we always on the lookout for those?
A pilaf is originally rice cooked in a spicy broth, like chicken or vegetable stock with spices, and mixed with finely chopped cooked onion or other vegetables.
For my pilaf I decided to use pasta rice. It is a small grain like pasta and actually looks a bit like rice. It doubles in volume, and cooked in a delicious spicy vegetable stock, it ends up being flavoursome and mouthwatering. I added spicy cooked mince, with garlic, onion, green pepper and fresh basil.
Brighten it up by adding chopped carrots or celery, and serve it with a dollop of sour cream or sweet chutney.
t really is as easy as that! Mince is such a versatile ingredient – I am sure all of you reading this have minced beef in the freezer. An easy and fuss free recipe, that you can tweak and change to your liking! Enjoy!
|Prep Time||15 min|
|Cook Time||15 min|
- 1 1/2 cups risoni pasta
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1 teaspoon cajun spice
- 15` ml olive oil
- 1 bird eye chili finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 onion peeled and chopped
- 1 green pepper finely chopped
- 1 kg beef mince
- 2 teaspoons spice for mince
- salt and black pepper to season
- handful fresh basil to serve
- In a saucepan, combine the vegetable stock with cajun spice and bring to a boil.
- Cook the pasta in the vegetables stock until soft. Set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the chilli, garlic, onion and greenpepper until soft.
- Add the mince and brown. Add the spices, seasoning and cook until done.
- Add the cooked risoni to the mince and mix through.
- Top with chopped basil and serve.