Thursday, November 11, 2010

Beans with Chili Stew

This flavorful beans with chili stew is made with rice, kidney beans, garlic, onions, red pepper, and chili powder. This is a wholesome meal to revive you after a long tiring day.

Serves 2-3

1 onion chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic and ginger
½ red capsicum thinly sliced
100g kidney beans / black cowpea boiled
1 carrot diced
100g green beans cut into 2.5cm pieces
200g canned tomatoes mashed
50g rice washed
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 soup cube
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp curry powder
1 vegetable soup cube
Chopped coriander leaves

Heat oil in a large pan, sauté onion, garlic ginger for 2 minutes. Add tomato puree, tomatoes, soup cube, curry powder and chili powder, mix well to form a thick paste.

Add washed rice, stir till rice is discolored and coated with spices. Add 1 bowl of water, lower the heat and boil for 15 minutes till rice is cooked.

Add carrots and capsicum mix well cook for 5 more minutes.

Separately blanch French beans. Boil water, when water starts boiling add salt and beans, cook for 3 minutes, drain water, wash beans with cold water and set aside. By doing this you can retain and enrich colors of vegetables.

When rice and vegetables are cooked, add boiled kidney bean, salt, blanched French beans, chopped coriander, mix well and serve.
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