Rice with Kidney Beans and Veggies



  • ¾ cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup dried kidney beans
  • ½ cup Brussels sprout
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup string beans sliced
  • 2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 green chilies split lengthwise
  • 2-3 dried red chilies broken into 2-3 pieces
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder



  • Cook rice and keep in warm (if using rice cooker)
  • Cook kidney beans until tender and drain (you can cook in a pressure cooker which would take only about 10 minutes or cook on a stove with enough water until tender)
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Halve tomatoes and remove seeds and middle portion (do not throw the seeds or the middle portion)
  • Thinly slice the onion
  • Place tomatoes, onion, and garlic on a cookie sheet.  Sprinkle and toss olive oil to completely coat the vegetables
  • Bake for about 15 minutes.  Let cool
  • In the meantime slit string beans lengthwise and then cut diagonally into about 1 inch pieces.
  • Chop carrots into small cubes (about 1 cm)
  • Add 1 teaspoon canola oil to a large saucepan.  Add carrots and green beans and sauté for about 8-10 minutes.  Sprinkle little water at a time and cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add Brussels sprouts and tomato seeds and cook further 2 minutes
  • Now add the kidney beans and mix thoroughly and set aside.
  • In a food processor add roasted onion, garlic, tomatoes and chili powder and puree until it becomes a sauce consistency.  Add 1 tablespoon water if needed.
  •  In a small skillet heat the rest of the canola oil and once hot add green chilies and fry for about 30 seconds.  Add broken red chilies and fennel seeds and fry for another 30 seconds on a very low flame.
  • To make the pulav, mix in the tomato puree to the cooked vegetables and transfer the cooked rice with the vegetables and mix well.  Turn on the flame and mix and cook on a very low flame until all the water is absorbed and fluffy.
  • Pour over the fried chili mix and combine well
  • Serve with Papad, curd chili or even with Yogurt
  • Serves about 2 as a main dish.

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