Vegan Smoked Soy Spicy Rice Bowl with Watercress and Roast Vegetables

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Serves 2  

Prep time: 10 minutesVegan Smoked Soy Spicy Rice Bowl with Watercress & Roast Vegetables

Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • 2 carrots, cut into batons
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • Salt, pepper & olive oil
  • 250 g white rice, we used basmati
  • 60 g watercress, chopped
  • 1 tbsp smoked soy sauce
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 60 g watercress, chopped
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds & spring onion ­– optional, to serve


  1. Heat the oven to 180°. On a baking tray, arrange the carrots and drizzle with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, roast for 7 minutes alone, then add the rest of the veg* to the tray with the carrots and roast for 20 minutes.
  2. Cook the rice per the pack instructions.
  3. In a wok, heat a little sesame oil before adding the rice, soy sauce, tomato puree and cayenne pepper. Toss to coat the rice completely, then add the chopped watercress and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Serve the rice in a bowl and top with the roasted vegetables. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced spring onion, if using.

*You could use whatever vegetables you have. Mushrooms and squash would also be great with this spicy rice recipe.

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