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Green Beans Masala Rice

VegCookBook by Praveena
Indian style rice recipe thats simple, One-Pot, Vegetarian, Vegan, GF rice recipe made with Few Ingredients, in Instant Pot or Stove Top.
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 servings


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


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice / Long Grain Rice (uncooked)
  • 1 cup 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


PREP WORK (for both methods):

  • Wash the rice thoroughly 2 to 3 times. Add water and set aside for at least 20 mins.
    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 rice along with the soaked water and additional ½ cup of water, garam masala powder.
    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!!


  • 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 rice along with all the soaked water, gently mix everything.
    Close the lid & valve. Set to PRESSURE COOK mode, under HIGH PRESSURE, for 5 mins.
  • Release the pressure naturally (NPR) & open the lid.
    Using a fork, fluff up the rice gently, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve. Done!!


Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics & tips.
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