Preparation time: 4 minutes Cooking Time: 16 Serves: 4 Ingredients:
1 onion, sliced
1 red and 1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
50g chorizo, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
250g basmati rice
400g chopped tomatoes
200g raw, peeled prawns, defrosted if frozen
Boil the kettle. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying or shallow pan with a lid, fry the onion, peppers, chorizo and garlic in the oil over a high heat for 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and chopped tomatoes.Stir for 2-3 minutes till the rice is well coated. Add 500ml boiling water, cover, then cook over a high heat for 12 minutes.
Uncover, then stir – the rice should be almost tender, stir in the prawns, with a splash more water if the rice is looking dry, then cook for another min until the prawns are just pink and the rice tender.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.