Spicy Brown Rice with Green Beans and Fresh Herbs

Spicy Brown Rice with Green Beans and Fresh Herbs

The addition of fresh herbs and green beans are a delightful compliment to the earthly flavor of brown rice. This easy to prepare side dish would go well with any bean dish. I served it with Indian style spicy mung beans.

Spicy Brown Rice with Green Beans and Fresh HerbsSpicy Brown Rice with Green Beans and Fresh Herbs
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Published on July 1, 2007

Simple and fragrant brown rice cooked with green beans, herbs and spices

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  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 10 to 15 green beans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (1/4 teaspoon dried_
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (1/4 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 to 2 fresh green or red chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • Rinse the brown rice and soak for 8 hours or overnight in 2 cups of water.

  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the scallions and stir for 2 minutes. Add the green beans, herbs, chilies, cumin and cayenne. Stir for 1 minute, then add the rice and its soaking liquid, salt and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down to low, cover, and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

  • Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Makes 4 servings

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love how this combo of ingredients sounds :)