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Quick Kidney Beans Rice
By : Dhivya Karthik
Category : Health food
Servings : 2
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
Rating :
  1. In a pan, add 1 tsp of oil/ghee.
  2. Splutter the cumin seeds, bay leaf and then add the spices.
  3. Toss until aromatic - about 20 seconds
  4. Add the chopped onion and chillies to this mixture along with salt.
  5. Cook until soft - about 1-2 min.
  6. Add the rice and saute until aromatic and the rice turns translucent.
  7. Add 2 cups water (or vegetable stock).
  8. The amount of water might vary with the quality of rice available to you.
  9. Close with a lid and cook until the rice is almost done.
  10. Add the cooked kidney beans to the rice.
  11. Give to a good toss until well incorporated
  12. Make this rice extra flavourful with mint or cilantro.
  13. Serve hot with raita.
Tips: To make this a quick meal, you can replace the basmati with leftover rice. Simply saute the onions along with spices, add the cooked beans and then toss rice with the mixture.


1 cup basmati rice
1 -2 cups cooked kidney beans
1 tsp cumin
1 onion, sliced
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp cumin-coriander powder
1 tbsp amchur (dry mango powder) (optional)
1-2 green chillies, thinly sliced (or as per taste)
Salt to taste
1 bay leaf (optional)
A few mint leaves for garnish

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