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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Spiced Green Beans and Rice (Sem Pullao)

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Category: Indian, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Black mustard seeds
  • 1 pn Crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 ts Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 ts Asafetida (optional)
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 3 c Chopped fresh green beans
  • 1 ts Tumeric
  • 1/4 ts Sea salt
  • 1 c Uncooked basmati rice
  • 3 1/2 c Water or vegetable broth


Place rice in a strainer and rinse with cool water until water runs clear.
Set aside.

In a large saucepan, fry mustard seeds, chili, cumin seeds and asafetida in
hot oil until mustard seeds begin to sputter and pop.

Add green beans, tumeric and salt. Saute for 3 minutes.

Add rice to green bean mixture in saucepan and saute for 3 minutes.

Add water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15
minutes. (Do not remove cover while cooking.) Remove from heat and set
aside for 5 minutes.

Fluff with a fork and serve.

Per serving: 279 cal, 7 g prot, 433 mg sod, 43 g carb, 9 g fat, 0 mg chol,
232 mg calcium

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