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Red Beans Rice
Beans contain vitamins, minerals and complex carbohydrates.They are low in fat and high in dietary fiber, proteins, antioxidants and also a good source of iron. Darker colored beans like red beans are very good sources of antioxidants.They help to fight Cancer, heart disease and diabetes.Combining them with rice, you can have a complete meal.They are also versatile as they can be added to a number of different dishes.I love these one pot meals as I will not have much work. So I often prepare something like this.I had lot of fresh red beans with me,so I prepared Red beans rice and served it with onion raitha. Needless to say my family enjoyed it very much.
Now to the recipe
Basmati rice 1 cup
Small red beans -1/4 cup
Onions - 1/2 cup chopped
Tomatoes - 1/2 cup chopped
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chillies powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Lemon juice -1 tbsp
For the seasoning
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Bay leaf -1
Oil - 1 tbsp
Soak basmati rice for 15 minutes, drain off water and keep it aside.
Soak red beans ( if using dry ones) for 5 hours and pressure cook with a little salt. Since I used fresh red beans, I skipped the soaking process.
Heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients for seasoning.
Add onions and saute till they become transparent.
Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Add tomatoes and fry a little.
Add coriander powder, chillie powder, garam masala powder, cooked red beans, rice, salt required, 2 cups of boiling water, lemon juice and pressure cook.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Red Beans Rice is ready to be served with raitha or papads or chips.
This recipe goes to My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) hosted by Rachel of The Crispy Cook This popular foodie event is the brainchild of Susan
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