Tuesday, December 4, 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. 


  • 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


  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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