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Green Beans Masala Rice

Indian style One Pot meal that's simple, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free made on Stove Top / in an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
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Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:20 mins   CookTime:Given Below   Cuisine:Indian


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Green Beans Masala Rice, made in my ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER, a quick one-pot meal made with fresh green beans, also called as French beans, as the main ingredient. I always wondered if there’s a one-pot meal just with these fresh beans… and here it is posting the recipe which I experimented. 

In this recipe, I just included very few basic ingredients from the kitchen counter, as my target was to prepare a rice recipe without any major prep. It would be more tastier to have this, Green Beans Masala Rice, with a spicy curry on the side, though you can have it with any spicy sauce & raita too!!

As shown in the pic below, we had this rice recipe along with Aloo korma/Potato Kurma  as a side, made in Instant Pot too. And had Pudina Raita / Mint-Yogurt Dip and fresh mango as well.

Health Benefits of GREEN BEANS:

Green Beans are low in calories, low in fat, source of energy. But they are nutrient dense, rich in dietary fiber, folic acid, Vitamin C & K. Hence, these are good for pregnant ladies & feeding mothers.

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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Ingredients:

  • Uncooked Basmati Rice / Long Grain Rice – 1 cup  
  • Water – as required (for soaking & cooking)
  • Green Beans – ¾ cup (fresh / frozen)
  • Cooking Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Onions – 2 (medium size)
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic – 2 pods (optional)
  • Bay leaves – 3
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Black Cumin Seeds / Sha Jeera – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves – 2 twigs

Special Ingredients:

  • Black Cumin Seeds
  • Garam Masala Powder
Green Beans Masala Rice

Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Green Beans Masala Rice’:

PREP WORK (for both methods):

  • Wash the rice thoroughly 2 to 3 times. Add water and set aside for at least 20 mins.Drain the water before use.
  • Chop the onions, beans, ginger and garlic (optional).  Slit the green chillies length wise.  
  • Rice:Water ratio for Stove top is 1:1½ ; Rice Cooker is 1:1¼; Instant Pot is 1:1.

STOVE-TOP METHOD (time:15 mins)

Put a medium size pan / vessel on stove top under medium flame. Add the oil & heat. Add chopped onion,ginger,garlic,bay leaves and slit green chillies. Stir fry everything.
When the onions become transparent, transfer all the beans pieces, and salt into the pan. Mix them.
Now, transfer the soaked rice into the same. Add salt & garam masala powder.
Add fresh water (as per given measurement). Mix everything gently, so that the rice doesn’t break/crack. Close the lid, cook under medium flame for 10 mins. Give a mix, change the flame to low, cook for more 5 mins.
Once the rice is cooked, gently fluff up with a fork and garnish with chopped coriander. Done!!

INSTANT POT / ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER METHOD:

Switch the gadget on, set to SAUTE mode for 3 mins. Add the oil, chopped onions, ginger, garlic (optional), slit green chillies, whole black cumin, bay leaves. Fry them.
When the onions become transparent, transfer all the beans, garam masala powder and salt. Saute them for 30 sec.
Transfer the soaked rice. Pour fresh water (as per given measurement). Gently mix everything. Close the lid & valve to SEALING. Select PRESSURE COOK mode, under HIGH PRESSURE, for 5 mins.Or else use RICE mode.
Release the pressure naturally (NPR) & open the lid. Using a fork, fluff up the rice gently, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve. Done!!
Green Beans Masala Rice taken in a serving bowl, with tomato raita as a side

Tips:

  • Adjust the salt & spice, as per your taste.
  • Rice:Water ratio for Stove top is 1:1½ ; Rice Cooker is 1:1¼; Instant Pot is 1:1.
  • Soaking of rice is very important, this makes rice to cook fluffy.
  • Instead of chopped ginger & garlic, you can add 1 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste too. 
  • The quantity of water might slightly vary with the quality of the rice.
  • The measurement for rice:water is main, for the cooked rice to have perfect texture.
  • Stove-top pressure cooker: Just follow the same recipe as instant pot, but let the rice cook for 3 whistles.
  • This, Green Beans Masala Rice, stays good for 2 days at room temperature.
  • It can also be stored in refrigerator for a week, and can be re-heated before serving.

Result:

  • It would be more tastier to have this, Green Beans Masala Rice, with a spicy curry on the side, though you can have it with any spicy sauce & raita too!!
  • My kids had it just with the raita, but we both had Aloo korma as a side.

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Green Beans Masala Rice

VegCookBook by Praveena
Indian style One Pot meal that’s simple, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free made on Stove Top / in an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

  • Sauce Pan / Vessel (for stove-top method)
  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice / Long Grain Rice (uncooked)
  • as required Water (for soaking & cooking)
  • ¾ cup Green Beans (fresh / frozen)
  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 Onions (medium size)
  • 1 inch Ginger (piece)
  • 2 count Garlic (pods)
  • 3 count Bay leaves
  • 5 count Fresh Green Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Black Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • teaspoons Cooking Salt (or as per taste)
  • 2 twigs Fresh Coriander Leaves

Instructions
 

Rice:Water ratio for Stove top is 1:1½ ; Rice Cooker is 1:1¼; Instant Pot is 1:1.

    PREP WORK (for both methods):

    • Wash the rice thoroughly 2 to 3 times. Fill it with water and let it soak for at least 20 mins.Drain the water before use.
      Chop the onions, beans, ginger and garlic (optional).  Slit the green chillies length wise.  

    STOVE-TOP METHOD(time:15misn)

    • Put a medium size pan / vessel on stove top under medium flame.
      Add the oil & heat. Add chopped onion,ginger,garlic,bay leaves and slit green chillies. Saute.
    • When the onions become transparent, transfer all the beans pieces, and salt into the pan. Mix them.
    • Now, transfer the soaked rice into the same. Add salt & garam masala powder.
      Add fresh water (as per given measurement). Mix everything gently, so that the rice doesn’t break/crack. 
    • Close the lid, cook under medium flame for 10 mins.
      Give a mix, change the flame to low, cook for more 5 mins.
    • Once the rice is cooked, gently fluff up with a fork and garnish with chopped coriander. Done!!

    INSTANT POT / ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER METHOD(time:8 mins)

    • Switch the gadget on, set to SAUTE mode, for 3 mins.
      Add the oil, chopped onions, ginger, garlic (optional), slit green chillies, whole black cumin, bay leaves. Fry them.
    • When the onions become transparent, transfer all the beans, garam masala powder and salt. Saute them for 30 sec.
    • Transfer the soaked rice. Pour fresh water (as per given measurement). Gently mix everything.
      Close the lid & valve to SEALING. Select PRESSURE COOK mode, under HIGH PRESSURE, for 5 mins.Or else use RICE mode.
    • Release the pressure naturally (NPR) & open the lid.
      Using a fork, fluff up the rice gently, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve. Done!!

    Notes

    Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics & tips.
    Keyword fresh green beans, Green Beans Rice Recipe, Instant Pot family dinner recipe, One Pot Meal with French beans

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