Monday, October 5, 2009

Basmati Rice with Mung Beans (topped with fried onions and hummus)

Today, felt like a healthier more simple day after a bit of excess over the weekend – a bowl of miso soup did feature!

This was a recipe my sister very kindly passed on, she even bought us the Moong Dal/mung beans to go with it…

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This is so easy to make, washed basmati rice is mixed with the mung beans (split green beans) and put in the Cook Japan rice cooker.  All you then have to do is press “Start” and wait for it to finish cooking – talk about simple and my word is it tasty.

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Rather than cooking my normal “x” number of cups, this was made with 2/3 cup of rice and 1/3 cup of mung beans as the ratio to which water was added.  While the rice cooker was working its magic, I leisurely fried some onions and grabbed the remaining hummus from the fridge.

Hey presto, the rice is cooked, the onions go on top and hummus makes a great accompaniment…

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…the rice cooker is sitting there on “keep warm”, think i’ll pop back to the kitchen and have a bit more!
For more information visit: www.cookjapan.co.uk

5 comments:

Divina Pe said...

I always love the combination of rice and mung bean. I did it with soup once. I love the simplicity of it and still eat healthy.

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks and sounds very delicious and perfect for a school lunch box!
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No-frills recipes said...

This is a nutritious one dish meal.

Simply Life said...

This looks great!

Superchef said...

a simple n very hearty meal!!