This post provides a detailed recipe for making Curried Bean Pilaf, a flavorful and healthy dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
I am a sucker for one-pot meals. They are usually quick and easy recipes that taste great. This is a complete dish and is the star of the dinner show. Yes, you can serve it with some meat or a nice green salad too. The plus? It is a Vegan Recipe and delicious!
Delicious Rating: For a spicier meal, add more curry paste or powder. The first time around I used brown rice and since brown rice cooks a lot longer, the meal was too mushy. The second time around I used white rice and it turned out great. There is a great balance between hot from the curry, sweet from the raisins, and the perfect crunch from the pecans. Overall, it is a good meal and I plan on cooking it again!
Curried Bean Pilaf
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion minced
- 2 green onions minced
- 1 cup white rice uncooked
- 2 tbsp curry paste
- 2½ cups vegetable stock
- 1½ cups black beans cooked, rinsed, and drained
- 1 cup peas
- ¼ cup raisins chopped
- ⅓ cup pecans chopped
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium pan.
- Add in onion, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
If you want more heat add more curry. Really play with it according to what you like.
- Stir in green onions and cook for an additional minute.
Looks like an odd combination but don’t fret, it is good!
- Stir in curry paste and rice and combine all well.
- Add in vegetable stock, cover and cook for 45 minutes or until rice is tender.
- Gently stir in beans, peas, raisins and pecans and heat through.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve hot.
Serving Suggestions For Curried Bean Pilaf
Curried Bean Pilaf is a delicious and hearty dish that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Here are six suggestions for how you can enjoy this flavorful dish:.
- 1. Serve over a bed of basmati rice for a comforting and savory meal.
- 2. Top with toasted coconut flakes for a touch of sweetness and crunch.
- 3. Add a dollop of yogurt for an added layer of creamy richness.
- 4. Garnish with cilantro leaves for an extra hint of flavor and freshness.
- 5. Serve with naan bread on the side for easy digestion and satisfying snacking possibilities later on in the day (or night!).
- 6. Enjoy! Curried Bean Pilaf is perfect as is, but feel free to experiment with different toppings or variations to find your favorite way to enjoy this delicious dish!
FAQs about Curried Bean Pilaf answered by experts in the field
If you’re looking for a delicious, hearty dish that’s sure to please, look no further than curried bean pilaf. This flavorful dish is made with rice, beans, and a variety of spices, and can be easily customized to your liking. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover rice and beans.
Not sure how to make curried bean pilaf? Here are some frequently asked questions, answered by experts in the field:
Q: What kind of beans can I use in curried bean pilaf?
A: You can use any type of beans that you like. However, we recommend using black beans, kidney beans, or chickpeas for best results.
Q: Can I make curried bean pilaf ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can make curried bean pilaf ahead of time. In fact, we recommend making it ahead of time so that the flavors have a chance to meld together. Simply reheat when you’re ready to serve.
Q: What should I serve with curried bean pilaf?
A: Curried bean pilaf pairs well with a variety of dishes. Try serving it with roasted chicken or fish, sauteed vegetables, or a simple green salad.
Q: Can I freeze curried bean pilaf?
A: Yes, you can freeze curried bean pilaf. We recommend freezing it in individual portions so that you can thaw and reheat as needed.