Spanish rice

In Vanessa and Greg’s household, she does most of the cooking, and she wants a break from time to time! This recipe is SUPER easy, so it’s perfect for people like Greg who love eating, but are just beginning to learn how to cook.

For this newlywed couple, we hope to reduce any arguments in the kitchen and make cooking a harmonius and amicable place with dishes they both will love. As they both have different eating requirements, this is a vegetarian base to which they can add any meat or seafood too – Greg can throw in some grilled chorizo, and Vanessa loves prawns.

Greg gets home late from work, so it’s easy for him to throw this in one pot, and “set and forget”. We gifted a Philips Premium All in One to the loved up couple, the ultimate machine for one pot wonders. With the pressure cook function this dish cooks rice super quickly, so it’s a fantastic way to have dinner on the table in a flash on busy weeknights.

The flavour base for this dish is called “sofrito” in Spanish, and it can also be used to flavour paella, soups, braises, and even slow cooked meats. Blend the sofrito in seconds in the Philips Pro Mix Hand Blender… and you can make extra sofrito and keep it the freezer, ready to go whenever you want to add a Spanish flair to your food.

Watch us teach Vanessa and Greg this recipe on Episode 4 of Kitchen Rescue on TenPlay

Spanish rice


Cooked in20 minutes



• 600ml vegetable stock
• 220g (1 cup) Sunrice medium grain brown rice
• 100g frozen Peas
• 1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve
For the Sofrito:
• 2 large ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
• 1 red capsicum, deseeded
• 4 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
• 1/2 bunch parsley
• 1 bunch chives
• 25ml extra Virgin olive oil
• 1 Tbsp Hoyts smoked paprika
• pinch of saffron


1. To make the sofrito, place all ingredients in Phillips Pro Mix Hand Blender and process until smooth
2. Place rice, stock, and sofrito in Philips All in One Premium. Stir to combine.
3. Close the lid and set the valve to seal, set to pressure cooking function “rice”.
4. Once cooked, season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in frozen peas (they will cook with the heat of the rice)
5. Serve in bowls with lemon wedges and any meats or seafood on the side.

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