Recipe Spanish Basmati Rice with Beans

This is a dish that is really much tasty and also has got so many healthy things included in it. This dish even has got cheese, green pepper, corn, tomatoes and peas. Having these man ingredients in a dish which are very rich is really good to consider for the diet. There is no need for you to worry about the health factor when you are considering this dish.

Here are the ingredients necessary for making this dish for 8 servings. There are so many ingredients which does add great flavor to this dish.


  • Butter – 1 tablespoon.
  • Basmati rice – 3/4 cup.
  • Large onions – 2 medium.
  • Chicken broth – 1 and 1/4.
  • Turmeric – teaspoon.
  • Ground beef – 1 pound.
  • Lemon pepper -1/4 teaspoon.
  • Chilly Powder – 1 teaspoon.
  • Freshly crushed cumin – 1 to 2 teaspoons.
  • Black pepper – 1 teaspoon.
  • Diced green bell pepper.
  • Washed and diced large tomatoes – 2.
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon.
  • Frozen Corn – cup.
  • Frozen Peas – cup.
  • Cooked black color pinto or kidney beans – 1 cup.
  • Salt as per taste.
  • Freshly chopped cilantro – 1 tablespoon.
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese – 4 to 6 ounces.

It is necessary for you to ensure that the ingredients are collected prior so that cooking can become much more easier. All these ingredients are much easily available and so you need not have to worry at all. It is necessary for you to pick the things from good store.

How to Prepare the Dish with Rice

You need to first melt the butter in saucepan and then should add 1/4th of the onions that you have chopped and kept. This should be about of one anion. You need to then cook and stir the same for so many minutes and add rice. The added rice should be stirred well until it is actually mixed well. You can then add turmeric and chicken broth to it, then can stir that well. Cover and then bring the dish to the boiling point. Once boiled, you can stir and recover the same. You can then cool the dish down for 20 minutes or until you can find the rice in fully cooked form.

In the skilled, you can brown the ground beef using the onions that are left. You can then drain the grease that is excess to it. Then add peas, corn, sugar, tomatoes, bell pepper, pepper, cumin, chili powder and lemon pepper.

You need to know lightly grease the baking dish of 9x 13 inches. You can now drain some amount of juice out of the meat mixture to this dish for coating the bottom. May alternate other rices, but Basmati is perfect because it doesn’t over-absorb the liquid and also become mushy and soft.May substitute water, but chicken broth gives a perfect flavor.Can substitute pre-ground cumin, but apply more simply because it won’t be as tasty as freshly-crushed.This recipe was include in my freezer meal plan of perfect dishes when preparing for the birth of my fourth child. Read my update on how this recipe and the others turned out after freezing.

Now you can take a huge bowl and mix cilantro, beans, meat mixture and also cooked rice. You can toss this for mixing well and should add salt for tasting. You should pour that to prepared baking dish and can top the dish using shredded cheese. The dish needs to be baked at 350 degrees to about 30 minutes for getting very good results from this kind of the dish.


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