Jan 21, 2010

Methi and Lima Beans Rice

I know this is a weird combination for a rice. But this was really so delicious and packed with nutrients. This combination was born as a result of cleaning out my fridge. I had a pack of frozen lima beans or fava beans lying around for a long time. I was in a hurry to prepare something for our lunchboxes. So I was planning on making a one pot meal with rice. I used fresh methi leaves from my garden for this recipe. It could be replaced with any greens or herbs.

The fresh methi leaves along with the lima beans when cooked with aromatic basmati rice resulted in this wonderful combo! We had it with some cucumber raita and chips!

Ingredients
Basmati rice - 2 cups
Frozen baby lima beans - 1 cup
Fresh methi leaves(fenugreek leaves) - 1 cup packed
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 3
Oil/ghee - 1 spoon

Directions

Wash and soak the basmati rice for 20 to 30 minutes.

In a pressure cooker, add the oil or ghee and fry the onions until translucent. Add the ginger garlic paste and green chilies and fry for a minute. Then add the tomato and salt. Once it turns mushy. add the frozen lima beans and chopped fresh methi leaves and give it a stir. Add the garam masala and the turmeric powder and saute for about two minues. Add the soaked and drained basmati rice and saute again.

Add about 3.5 to 4 cups of water and pressure cook until 3 whistles.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve warm with raita and chips. Great for lunchboxes!

Sending this to MLLA: 19th helping hosted by EC and started by Susan and also to APS: Rice hosted by Anita

Also sending this to Grow Your Own hosted by Nate and Annie and started by Andrea.

41 comments:

  1. Its not weird at all,I like any kind of beans with rice :D

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  2. Like the use of lima beans in rice.. i have lot of them in my freezer. I am making this for our lunch toda.. thanks for the recipe.

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  3. I like this combination:) Rice looks yummy!!!

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  4. I would love to have this rice, i don't think i have evern seen these beans here, will have to ccheck out the freezer section.

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  5. different combo..nice thought dear...thanks for sharing

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  6. Hey Divya

    methi and lima beans rice good combo...looks yummy...new and fresh recipe, surely i'll try..

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  7. I like the buttery taste of the beans, rice sounds excellent!
    Can I link to ur show me ur cake my last post as u didn't post yet the round-up? Let me know...

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  8. Lovely combination..rice looks fantastic...

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  9. Interesting one Divya...rice with fresh methi leaves and lima beans sounds healthy and flavorful :)

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  10. gud one...quite new and delicious one!!

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  11. Oh this is one tasty dish. I love lima beans and i know wat m gonna make tomorrow for lunch!!! Very nice recipe!!

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  12. nice recipe!!... very delicious way to include methi on menu :)

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  13. love lima beans in any which way!!

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  14. Different combo.. Looks delicious...

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  15. Methi and lima beans are great combo! Not weird.
    Sounds healthay and delicious.

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  16. Nice clicks dear..Rice looks colourful and yummy...

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  17. Lovely pulao..never tasted those beans...

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  18. I think the buttery taste of the lima beans must have paired well with the methi. Good choice.

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  19. fantastic combination and love the presentation

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  20. It is not a weird combination at all... I use lima beans in most of my vegetarian rice preparations and I love it!

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  21. Nice combination! Rice looks very healthy and flavorful!

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  22. wow..love the use of beans instead of typical green peas..really a nice idea..the rice looks very yummy and delicious.

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  23. Hi

    What an unique combination of lima beans and methi in rice.... the rice looks delicious

    First time here..liked your blog.... amazing recipes

    http://theworldaccordingtorujuta.blogspot.com/

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  24. Lima beans are new to me. the pulao looks terrific. love the clicks as well.

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  25. The rice has come out well nice color and very inviting too!!! Been a long time since I dropped by, meanwhile your space taken a new shape looks wonderful!!!

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  26. Hi very healthy n delicious rice.. Looks so colorful..
    Thanx for the entry...

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  27. Healthy as well yummy..love the color..

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  28. Hi there, ive just come over to your blog from Veggi Fare.
    There looks like theres some delicious recipes on your blog, and I might give some thought to entering your Show Me Your Salad event :)

    Rose

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  29. unique but a nice combo divya,it looks really good..

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  30. Lovely combination, looks delicious !

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  31. I don't think I've had methi leaves before. What kinds of dishes are they used in?

    Since you are using homegrown methi leaves, would you like to enter this post in our Grow Your Own roundup this month? Full Details at

    http://chezannies.blogspot.com/2010/01/rambutans-plus-grow-your-own.html

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  32. Looks are so delicious, i wish i could have tasted it :(. Let me try it for sure.

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  33. Sounds interesting..thanks for participating

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  34. looks yummm Divya. I love all kinds of bean & rice combos - this one sounds great! Bookmarked and will be making it soooon.

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