A Brazilian recipe that’s hugely popular amongst those that live by the coast. The huge flavour is added through the jalapenos, cumin seeds and turmeric root among other spices which we have pounded into a fragrant paste. This is what brings a warm, spicy and sweet flavour to the coconut milk while the aromatic garnish completes the dish.

Cook our delicious Moqueca in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Moqueca. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Garlic & Coconut pot, a Brazilian Paste pot and a Moqueca Garnish pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Moqueca in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Garlic & Coconut
  • Brazilian Paste
  • Moqueca Garnish

Your shopping list for 2 servings:

  • 120g Basmati rice
  • 1 red/yellow pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 200g butternut squash
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Our 20 minute recipe

  1. Get the rice on

    Bring 250ml of water to the boil in a lidded saucepan and add the rice. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer for 10-12 mins until the rice is tender. Or cook as per packet instructions.

  2. Fry the vegetables

    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan or casserole dish over a medium heat and when hot, add the onion and stir-fry for 2- mins to soften.

    Add the BRAZILIAN PASTE to the pan, stir well and then add the butternut squash, the pepper and the tomatoes.

    Stir fry for 2 mins then add the GARLIC AND COCONUT, stirring to coat the vegetables.

  3. Create the sauce

    Add the coconut milk along with 150ml water to the pan and bring it to a gentle boil and then let it simmer for 6-7mins, gently mashing the tomatoes to soften them and blend the flavours together.

  4. Finishing touches and serve!

    Sprinkle the MOQUECA GARNISH over the pan and stir through.

    Serve the rice in bowls, spoon the Moqueca on top and serve!

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Moqueca Top Reviews

Christiane - 16th September 2020

Squash could be swapped for courgette or so

Christiane - 16th September 2020

Squash could be swapped for courgette or so

Rosie - 14th September 2020

Lovely, but very spicy, even with doubled quantities of coconut milk!

Nikoo - 12th September 2020

Very nice. Similar to a Thai curry. Would have again

Nikoo - 12th September 2020

Very nice. Similar to a Thai curry. Would have again

Hannah - 1st September 2020

Best thing on Simply Cook.

Hannah - 1st September 2020

Best thing on Simply Cook.

Julie - 29th August 2020

I used sweet potato instead of butternut squash. And a red, yellow and green pepper it was a tasty colourful meal. Have ordered again.

Julie - 29th August 2020

I used sweet potato instead of butternut squash. And a red, yellow and green pepper it was a tasty colourful meal. Have ordered again.

Samantha - 27th August 2020

Added some quorn to bulk it up a bit. Really tasty!

Samantha - 27th August 2020

Added some quorn to bulk it up a bit. Really tasty!

Rachel - 16th August 2020

Heavy on the peppers, might be worth trying with more variety of veg

Lauren - 30th July 2020

Used with quorn pieces instead of chicken - so tasty

Lauren - 30th July 2020

Used with quorn pieces instead of chicken - so tasty

Becky - 29th July 2020

One of my favourite meals I’ve made so far!!! Delicious flavours, made an amazing tea! I swapped squash for sweet potato, boiled them first to make them soft. I also added butter beans too and 250g of microwave rice and 400ml of coconut milk (accidentally tipped too much in but still tasted great) Restaurant quality meal!!

Becky - 29th July 2020

One of my favourite meals I’ve made so far!!! Delicious flavours, made an amazing tea! I swapped squash for sweet potato, boiled them first to make them soft. I also added butter beans too and 250g of microwave rice and 400ml of coconut milk (accidentally tipped too much in but still tasted great) Restaurant quality meal!!

Elizabeth - 23rd July 2020

I doubled up on everything so not as spicy

Michael - 23rd July 2020

We both really enjoyed this, very spicy but really tasty! One to do again!

Chris - 21st July 2020

Try jackfruit instead of butternut squash.

Katie - 16th July 2020

This one is bangin! My absolute fave so far! I used sweet potato instead of squash and no tomatoes....so good ????

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