Savoury rice

Savoury rice

You must be logged in to favorite a recipe.Login

Thanks for your rating!

You must be logged in to rate a recipe. Login


  • 6
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes

Why break the bank this festive season with exotic ingredients? Your pantry has the underrated ingredient that can take you from main to dessert: rice. Using Spekko rice, make the only savoury rice recipe you'll ever need. It's the perfect side for your festive menu, a braai or midweek dinner.


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 400 g can Woolworths diced tomatoes
  • 2½ cups Woolworths fresh liquid vegetable stock
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 1 cup Spekko rice

Cooking Instructions


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Woolworths TASTE Magazine (@wwtaste)

1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a pan that you have a lid for, and add onion and garlic. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until soft and slightly golden.
2. Empty the can of tomatoes into a bowl and top with enough vegetable stock to make its total weight 700 g. Whisk in the paprika and sea salt.
3. Add the rice to the pan with the onions, and stir to coat in the oil. Once coated, add the tomato mixture, cover with a lid and bring to a simmer.
4. The rice is ready to serve once all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is soft. Serve with protein of choice.

Photography: Sadiqah Assur-Ismail
Recipe: Jax Burgess
Food assistant: Sarah Millner

Spekko’s exceptionally high standard of rice gives you the confidence to roll up your sleeves and get cooking. When you know you have the best rice, you can cook outside the box and try new things. You’re free to put a fresh spin on the ordinary and embark on a taste adventure!

Learn more about Spekko rice here.

Jacqueline Burgess Recipe by: Jacqueline Burgess
View all recipes

Food stylist Jacqueline Burgess has been working with TASTE for the past six years. She loves coming up with wholesome recipes – whether low and slow or fast 'n fresh.

Social Media

Related Recipes