Bean And Spinach Rice

Bean and Spinach rice

Bean and Spinach Rice is a very healthy and delicious riceĀ  made with spinach and kidney beans and flavored with Baharat powder to give it a Lebanese flavor. It is rich in protein, folic acid and iron . It is gluten-free and vegan!!

Since this is mild rice, serve it with a hot curry. I have served with vegetables in red hot sauce. I will share the recipe of it soon.

Bean and Spinach rice
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Bean and Spinach Rice

Bean and Spinach Rice is a very healthy and delicious rice  made with spinach and kidney beans and flavored with Baharat powder to give a Lebanese flavor. It is rich in protein, folic acid and iron . It can be enjoyed by gluten-free and vegan!!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: dinner, Global, gluten free, Main Dish, vegan
Cuisine: Global, Lebanese
Keyword: baharat, gluten free, greenleafy, greenveggie, healthy, kidneybeans, lebanese, rajma, rice, spinach, vegan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 337kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup basmati rice or long grained rice
  • 3/4 cup kidney beans rajma, soaked, boiled and cooked.
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 snall onion washed and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic chopped or grated
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 1 cup spinach washed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed powder roasted, jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp baharat powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/4 cup parsley washed and chopped
  • salt as per taste

Instructions

  • In a big pan, heat oil and add chopped garlic and green chili. Saute for a minute.
    Bean and Spinach rice
  • Add chopped onion and saute till translucent.
    Bean and Spinach rice
  • Add the washed and chopped spinach and cook till spinach shrinks and is cooked.
    Bean and Spinach rice
  • Add cooked kidney beans (rajma), baharat powder, roasted cumin powder and paprika powder. 
    Bean and Spinach rice
  • Mix well and saute till spices are fragrant.
    Bean and Spinach rice
  • Add the cooked rice and salt and mix well.
    Bean and Spinach rice
  • Add the chopped parsley. Keep aside some for garnishing and mix well.  The bean and spinach rice is ready to serve.
    Bean and Spinach rice
  • Grease a bowl and put the prepared rice in it. Press it and then unmould in the serving plate. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top and serve.
    Bean and Spinach rice

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 26% | Vitamin C: 11.3% | Calcium: 4.4% | Iron: 12.5%

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