Monday, December 3, 2012

Red Bean and Vegetable Pilaf





This was a fun wee creation a fusion of rice and beans with vegetables added, its great with a sliced boiled egg and would make a great packed lunch. 






Ingredients:

  • one cup of basmati rice

  • 1/4 red onion chopped 

  • one can of red kidney beans 

  • one rasher of bacon

  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped

  • a handful of spinach

  • one carrot chopped

  • one cup of vegetable stock

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander 

  • 1/2 a tomato chopped


Method:

  1. cook with bacon till crispy and remove, cut into pieces and keep to one side

  2. heat a little olive oil and saute the onion and garlic for 5 minutes 

  3. add the spices, tomato and let it reduce down to a paste about 5 minutes, add the carrot, beans and spinach saute for 3 minutes, add bacon back in

  4. then add the rice and one cup of stock, turn to a simmer for 30 minutes 

  5. add water as needed in small amounts so it doesn't stick taste rice to see if its cooked

  6. enjoy 









Hope your weeks of to a great start I got some Christmas lights today with Jasmine, it looks pretty but quite a few more are needed :-)
Would love to see your lights feel free to add to the facebook wall or tweet me :-) 







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48 comments:

  1. Adding beans to dishes, especially veggie dishes, is always a nice way to fill them up.

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  2. Yummy pilaf and includes lots of things I keep stocked in my kitchen. We haven't started decorating yet, but we did make a gingerbread house that got half-way done until we ran out of frosting due to my tasters :-)

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    1. he he thats a fun story look forward to seeing the gingerbread house

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  3. Nice and simple and, no doubt, delicious.

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  4. Love the add of beans in rice pilaf. Yum!

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  5. Ack! You just reminded me I was supposed to put Christmas lights up on the house this weekend!

    Yummy rice and beans :) Love the idea of eating it with egg...onnomnom

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  6. Bella ricetta con il riso
    ciao :) un abbraccio

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  7. This is great way to make rice a little less boring. and cumin is my favourite spice

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  8. this is lovely I love pilaf Rebecca!

    I love Jasmine pic, sooo cute!!

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  9. I love getting new rice dishes. Rice is something that everyone in my house will eat.

    So cute with Jasmine. My light hanging is a day by day project.

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  10. Inviting and nutritious pilaf.

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  11. My hubby told me he is going to put the light this week, one week is gone we will see when I can get it. Love this read bean vegetable pilaf. Looks like Jasmine is enjoying the lights.

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  12. You just gave me a wonderful idea what should I cook for dinner tomorrow! Thanks, Rebecca! :)

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  13. Nice pilaf Rebecca...
    Have a great week :)

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  14. Your rice & beans dish, what a yummy combination.
    The picture of Jasmine is precious :)

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  15. Sounds yumm ! Love red beans ( call them rajma in India :) !! Greta recipe. Will try this soon ! Yummm !

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  16. Yummy! I love everything from the beans to the bacon and the awesome bright veggies in this rice. Looks great :)

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  17. Delicious combination! Enjoy the season's beauty with those little ones ;)

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    1. thanks your right such a special time of year with them

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  18. i love the idea of eating this with an egg! sounds so delicious, and i have most of the ingredients on hand! yum!

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  19. This would make for a great packed lunch-healthy too.

    Velva

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  20. Great recipe! I will have to try these

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  21. That looks delicious, Rebecca!

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  22. I am a huge beans and rice fan,Rebecca!I love the addition of vegetables... It looks delicious!

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  23. A lovely rice pilaf recipe! easy to make too!

    I love the little festive decorations that you already did outside your house: lovely!

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