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Mild Curried SPAM

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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 25 mins
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Mild Curried SPAM


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 courgette
  • cut into 1cm cubes, roughly
  • 1x 410g can chickpeas, drained well
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 225g Basmati rice
  • 2 x 200g cans Spam
  • cut into 1cm cubes
  • 600mls boiling water
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp unsalted cashew nuts
  • chopped fresh coriander, optional
  • natural yoghurt, optional

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  1. Heat the oven to 200°C gas 6.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep pan.
  3. Add the spices and cook for 2-3 minutes without burning.
  4. Add the onion, garlic and courgettes and cook for 2-3 minutes to brown slightly.
  5. Next add the chickpeas, frozen peas and rice and mix well to coat the rice.
  6. Add the Spam, boiling water, pepper and nuts and mix well.
  7. Bring to the boil, cover with a tight fitting lid and place in the oven.
  8. Cook for 14-16 minutes, or until fluffy and all the water absorbed.
  9. When cooked, remove from the oven, fork up well, then place the lid back on and leave for 10 minutes before eating.
  10. Serve with a little chopped coriander and a blob of natural yoghurt.