Basmati Rice with Pinto Beans

Basmati Rice with Pinto Beans

Basmati Rice with Pinto Beans

Basmati Rice with Pinto Beans

A traditional pinto beans a rice side dish with great flavors. Everything goes well with rice and beans so no worries on what dish you're making to compliment your meal.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 8 oz. canned pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large sauce pan, heat the oil slightly and mix in the curry powder. Let it sauté slightly then add the onion. Cook until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add the rice and stir around to give it a good coating of the onion mixture. Add the water and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to a gentle simmer and place a lid on the pan. Let cook, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the water has been absorbed.
  3. Add the beans and season with the salt and pepper. Let sit for a minute to heat the beans through, and then serve. Makes 2 servings.


This can easily be varied by using any other kind of bean you like, or replacing the curry powder with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin.


Author: VegFamily

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