Stir-Fried Green Bean Rice Dish

Stir Fried Green Bean Rice
Green beans rice is the perfect combination of rice with green beans cooked together
This is a simple, homely recipe ready in minutes
Kids who do not like green veggies would certainly relish this. This is a wholesome one pot meal which can be packed in their tiffin

I add mustard seeds and shredded coconut which give it a south Indian feel and serve with sambhar. This meal is liked and eaten a lot by my family.

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Preparation time – 1 hour
Cooking time – 15 minutes
Servings – 4
Coarse – main
Cuisine – Indian

1-  Rice – 1 cup (washed and soaked for 1 hour)
2-  French beans – 200 gms
3-  Water for cooking rice – 2 cups
4-  Water for blanching beans – sufficient enough
5-  Salt, red chilly powder, cumin powder –  1 tsp each
6-  Mustard (sarso) and cumin(jeera) seeds – 1 tsp each
7-  Whole red dry chilly – 2-3
8-  Oil – 1 tbsp
9-  Butter for stir-frying beans – 2 tsp
10-  Some fresh coconut shreds
1-  First of all boil sufficient water to blanch beans
2-  Add beans and let them boil for 1 minute to become little soft. Avoid over boiling otherwise they will lose colour
3-  Strain then to cool and keep aside
4-  Heat oil in a pan and add blanched beans. Stir fry them a little in butter
5-  Take them out and add oil to the pan. Put cumin and mustard seeds
6-  When crackle add whole red chillies
7-  Add soaked rice and sauté for a minute
8-  Add 2 cups of water, salt and powdered spices
9-  Bring to one boil and cover the pan with the lid. Let it cook at low flame
10-  When water is reduced to half, add sauteed green beans and mix everything together
11-  Cover the pan again till all the water is absorbed
12-  Let the rice covered at rest for 5 minutes and garnish with some coconut shreds
13-  Serve green bean rice with mix veg sambhar