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Indian Rice and Beans 1
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Indian Rice and Beans (V, GF)

These rice and beans with Indian spices are my husband’s favourite food. It’s a very simple meal that’s prepared with little effort. It’s very satiating, with lots of protein and provides you with the energy for the day.

I’m using brown basmati rice mixed with any beans of choice. I like to rotate between different beans but my favourite for this recipe are black beans. Rice and beans are cooked with avocado oil and aromatic Indian spices into a delicious meal.

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Indian Rice and Beans 1

Indian Rice and Beans (V, GF)

Brown basmati rice and beans of choice are cooked with aromatic Indian spices for this easy comfort food with lots of protein.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 721 kcal


  • 20 ml (4 tsp) avocado oil
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • 200 g brown basmati rice
  • 480 g (2 cans) beans of choice
  • 480 ml (2 cups) water
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste


  • Heat oil and toast cumin seeds, mustard seeds and chilli flakes.
  • Add rice, beans, water, turmeric powder, curry powder and salt.
  • Bring it to boil then put the heat to low and cook for 25 min.
  • If there is any water left at the end of cooking, lift the lid and increase the heat a little bit so the water evaporates.
  • Divide between two plates and serve warm.


*You can add to the mix vegetable of choice, like green peas, potatoes, sweet potato, kale etc.
*Check my recipe for vegan walnut roll (veganska potica) where I use aquafaba (liquid from a can of beans). The best aquafaba for whipping is from a can of chickpeas, black chickpeas and butter beans as it achieves the highest peaks.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 721kcalCarbohydrates: 136gProtein: 29gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 837mgFiber: 20gSugar: 3g
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