Vegetable & Red Bean Pilau Recipe

Vegetable and Red Bean Pilau

Vegetable & Red Bean Pilau Recipe Submitted by sunshineband

Ingredients for Vegetable & Red Bean Pilau:

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 150 gm red kidney beans (tinned- drained and well washed)
  • 2 tbs sunflower oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 5 green cardamom pods
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 medium sized sliced onion
  • 1 tsp ginger pulp
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (or less if you want it very mild)
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp garlic pulp
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 ttsp ground coriander seeds
  • 60 g frozen peas (or fresh)
  • 60 g cauliflower florets
  • 1 sliced carrot
  • 1 sliced courgette – not a massive one!
  • 2 tbs low fat or fat free yoghourt
  • Salt
  • 2 tbs chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 sliced red chillies
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

Method for Vegetable & Red Bean Pilau:

  1. Rinse the rice until the water runs more or less clear.  Leave it soaking in water while you get everything else ready.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan or a wok (one that has a lid). Add whole spices – cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and peppercorns. Fry 1 minute. Add onion and fry for another 2 mins.
  3. Lower heat and add ginger, garlic, chilli powder, garam masala and ground coriander, followed by the vegetables (not the beans). Stir fry for 2 -3 mins and then stir in the yoghourt.
  4. Drain the rice and add it with the beans to the pan. Mix well very gently so rice doesn’t break up.
  5. Add salt to taste (none is fine!) 1 tbs of the coriander leaves, red chillies, lemon juice and 3 cups of water. Cover pan with a lid and turn heat down to lowish. Cook until water is absorbed, without stirring — about 15 mins).
  6. Let the pilau rest for about 5 mins off the heat, then garnish with the rest of the coriander leaves.

This Vegetable & Red Bean Pilau recipe makes a deliciously different, low-calorie one-pot meal.

PS If you want to you can also garnish with onions sliced and fried until brown and fried sliced almonds but it is less healthy (LOL)

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Garlic, Curries and Rice Dishes, Carrot, Cauliflowers, Courgette, Lemons, All Recipes, Peas, Peppers

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