Thursday 4 June 2015

Indian Inspired Rice and Black Beans

This is a great tasting rice recipe I really enjoy, it is great served with any curry dish.

1 cup water
1 cup GF instant rice
1 cup cooked black beans
2 teaspoons GF chicken bouillon powder
1 teaspoon butter
1/4 teaspoon fennel
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon Indian Masala
Dash turmeric
Dash garlic powder

Ground the fennel into a powder with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
Whisk together the water, bouillon powder, cumin, Indian masala, ground fennel, garlic powder and turmeric in a pot; bring to a boil over high heat.
Stir in the remaining ingredients, cover and set aside for 10 minutes.

*Please keep in mind that not all dried herbs and spices are gluten free so check the labels to make sure the brand you are using is gluten free. The same applies for prepackaged store-bought items, check the labels to be sure. If in doubt, call the toll free number on packaging to be safe and to make your cooking/eating experience is truly gluten free.


  1. Typically one expects a whole different seasoning palette with rice and beans, but this version was really different and good! That being said, DH liked it but didn't notice that there were different flavors! LOL Thanks!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thx for trying it and taking the time to comment, much appreciated. :-)

  2. Very easy to make and very tasty, I wasnt shy with the spices, beautiful yellow rice with very good flavour. The black beans were an addition I wouldnt have thought of but in fact really complemented the rice. Good recipe, and in fact I will make the rice often but not always including the beans, Im a great rice lover and very much enjoyed the flavours here. Thanks Bea!!!

    1. Thx for trying this recipe and for taking the time to comment, it is greatly appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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