Green Bean Rice

Green Bean Rice

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 3 servings


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • cup tomato paste
  • 3 cups of green beans trimmed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup chopped carrots medium diced
  • 2 cups of basmati rice soaked for at least 2 hours
  • 3 tbsp sea salt


  • Before you start, make sure you have soaked the basmati rice for at least 2 hours. You can skip this step, but soaking the rice removes the arsenic.
  • In a deep pan, sauté the onions with the olive oil until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for a few more minutes.
  • Add the spices one at a time while occasionally stirring. Then add the chili paste and tomato paste.
  • After all the ingredients have been mixed in, close the lid of the pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • In a separate pot, boil at least 10 cups of water. Add the rice and sea salt (you can use regular salt). Cook the rice until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Add some oil to the bottom of the pot (used to cook the rice), and layer starting with the rice then the green bean mixture.
  • Close the lid of the pot and cook for 30-50 minutes on low.