Bean-Fried Rice

Servings : Serves 2-3

Fried rice is just one of those awesome dishes that can be enjoyed as a side or as the main.  I normally make this bean fried rice to serve with my Cajun Chicken recipe, but it works beautifully as a meal on it's own!  The best thing about it is that everything can be more or less prepared a day ahead, so the dish comes together very quickly when you are ready to cook it.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups precooked white/plain rice (preferably cooked the day before)
  • 1 cup cooked beans (I prefer kidney beans, boiled from scratch or drained from a can)
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. steak sauce or worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. ketchup/tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • splash of soy sauce

Instructions

Heat the oil in a pan, then add the onions and fry until they soften. Then add the garlic paste followed by the chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are soft and mushy.  Next add the sauces, green chilli and cumin/turmeric spices. Stir and add in the cooked beans and salt. Give everything a mix to make sure the beans are coated and infused with all the flavour of the spices.

Finally add the cooked rice and a splash of soy sauce. Stir it in and pat everything down neatly. Cover the pan and turn down the heat to very low. Allow it to steam for about 5-10 minutes and serve garnished with some fresh coriander.

Enjoy!  🙂

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