Budget-beating, One-dish Spicy Rice | Bull Brand

This spicy one-dish meal is a smart budget beater. Add a few sambals, like chopped tomatoes, cucumber or sliced banana and you’ll have a feast.

Serves: 6


  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 30 ml (2 T) sunflower oil
  • the seeds of 4 cardamom pods
  • cloves, slightly crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into smaller pieces
  • 2.5 ml (½ t) turmeric
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500 ml (2 C) rice
  • 750 ml (3 C) prepared chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 x 300 g Bull Brand Corned Meat, cut into very small cubes
  • 5 – 15 ml (1 – 3 t) dried red chilli flakes
  • 45 ml (3 T) margarine or butter
  • 45 ml (3 T) finely-chopped coriander leaves


  1. Fry the onion in oil until soft then add the cardamom seeds, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric and bay leaves and fry for a further minute then stir in the rice. Add the stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the Bull Brand Corned Meat and chilli flakes and stir lightly. Cover and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Mix the margarine or butter and coriander leaves and serve with sambals.

Cooking Tip

Quick meal idea: fry Bull Brand Corned Meat cubes with chopped onions and green pepper; add cooked macaroni, halved baby tomatoes and prepared white sauce – stir lightly and serve with grated cheese.