Spicy Rice with Steak & Mango Salsa

Adding fruit to savoury dishes is something you either love or hate. I love it, as I have a sweet tooth, but I understand if it is a no go for you. The key to make this dish work really well is to make sure the rice is really spicy so that the sweet mango cuts through it. It’s a real contrast of flavours which is why I really enjoy it. I generally serve it with steak, but you can use any protein source. Chicken, Salmon, or even tofu or halloumi if you are vegetarian, would work well.

Print Recipe
Spicy Rice with Steak & Mango Salsa
Keyword Avocado, Mango, Pepper, Rice, Steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Keyword Avocado, Mango, Pepper, Rice, Steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
To prepare:
  1. Peel and stone the mango. Cut it in to bite size pieces and transfer it to a bowl. Leave to one side.
  2. Peel and dice the onion. Slice one of the chillies in to thin strips and chop the pepper in to bite size pieces.
  3. Peel and crush the garlic. Add it to a lidded pan with the olive oil.
  4. Trim any excess fat from the steaks.
  5. Make the stock and weigh out the rice.
To cook:
  1. Heat the pan over a medium heat and add the chopped vegetables. Fry everything for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the Cajun spices and stir for another 30 seconds.
  3. Pour in the rice. Keep stirring until everything is combined.
  4. Lower the heat, pour in the chicken stock and cover the pan. Leave to simmer for 15 minutes. At the end, if the rice has dried out and stuck to the bottom of the pan, add In a little water to loosen it.
  5. While the rice is cooking, cook your protein source. For steak, heat a griddle pan over a high heat and cook on each side for approx 3 minutes depending on size of steak and how you like it. Longer if you prefer it more well done. Leave it to stand for a couple of minutes before serving.
  6. Meanwhile finish the mango salsa. Peel, stone and dice the avocado. Slice the other chilli in to thin strips and shred the coriander. Add them to the bowl with the mango, squeeze over the lime juice and mix well.
  7. To serve, place the steak on top of the rice and cover with the mango salsa.
Recipe Notes

If you make this, let me know how it goes and share your photos.  I’d also love to hear how you adapt it to suit yourself.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *