Vegan rice dish with vegetables and mango and peanut butter sauce

I find that adding a flavoured sauce to any dish with vegetables makes it 100x more appealing. Plus if you’re not a veg fan, it makes it so much easier to eat.

INGREDIENTS – serves 2 bowls

For the rice:

1 cup of basmati rice

2 tablespoons of Paprika powder

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

For the sauce:

2 tablespoons of coconut oil or any other oil

1 clove of garlic

Half of a white onion

1 tbsp of ginger

Half a mango

1 can of coconut cream

2 cups of hot water


1 clove of Garlic

1 tablespoon of Salt 

1 tablespoon of Lemon

Half an onion, chopped

Handful of olives, cut in half

Whole packet of Asparagus 

Half a mango, cut into small squares

 5 chopped mushrooms, cut into big thin slices

1 pepper (any colour)


  1. So first, boil your rice with the paprika and cinnamon powder (vegetable stock if you wish) on high heat for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Whilst the rice is boiling, you are going to make the sauce. So heat up the coconut oil on a frying pan, add the chopped onions, ginger and garlic to it and fry for 5 minutes. Once they are frying, drain your rice and leave to sit.
  3.  Add the coconut cream into the frying pan with the onions, garlic and ginger, along with the peanut butter and mango. Stir until all ingredients have combined.
  4. You then need to add the sauce into the blender, blend until it becomes smooth. The peanut butter may make the sauce become too thick , if so, pour some hot water into it and just stir.
  5. Pour the blended sauce into a pan with a lid and leave to sit. Now, prepare to fry the vegetables. To do this, add the coconut oil, garlic and a few onions. Once golden, throw in all of the vegetables except from the mango and olives and cook for 5 minutes on high heat.
  6. After 5 minutes lower the heat. Add, salt, lemon, pepper, olives and mango to the pan and leave to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  7. Once the vegetables have cooked, you are now ready to serve your food in any way that you like.

      Hope this helped x