Thursday, September 21, 2017

Butter Beans Jeera Pulao/Butter Beans Cumin Pilaf

Jeera Pulao, is nothing but a flavourful, cumin flavoured rice. This rice dish is completely an easy breezy dish to prepare with simple cooking process. If you dont want to spend more time in your kitchen and you need absolutely something flavourful, then you should definitely make yourself some Jeera Pulao aka Cumin Pilaf/Rice. Though this rice dish is very simple to make, when served along with some exotic dal, fingerlicking paneer gravies, or else with lipsmacking non vegetarian curries, this rice tastes absolutely fabulous. Yes any sort of gravies or curries goes prefect as side dish to serve along with Jeera Pulao. Jeera Pulao is my all time favourite as this dish replace very well Briyanis or fried rice if you are planning something special for an occasion. I make this rice often and serve along with non vegetarian curries if its Sunday special cooking. But my today's Jeera pulao is a protein rich one. Yes you read it rite, i have prepared a protein rich Jeera pulao just by adding some cooked butter beans.

Butter Beans Jeera Pulao, Cumin Pulao with Butter beans

Butter beans are also known as lima beans, this bean is believed to have their origin from Guatemala and its one of the major food source for American Indian. Like any other beans, these beans are good source of nutrition, rich in protein, fibre, iron and vitamins. Butter are considered as a protein food like meat and chicken. As its has very low fat source of protein, these beans make a healthy alternative to fatty meats that are high in cholesterol. A half a cup of serving of butter beans contains 5grams of protein with 1gram of fat. Butter beans are available as fresh, frozen or else as dried ones. Dried butter beans can be conserved for more than a year and they are seriously handy to cook with if you have already soaked beans in your freezer. Am running a month of blogging marathon with Protein rich dishes as theme, hence am posting this flavourful butter beans jeera pulao for this month's theme.

Jeera Butter Beans Pulao, Cumin Butter beans Pilaf

2cups Rice
1cup Cooked Butter beans
1tbsp Cumin seeds
1no Bay leaf
2nos Black cardamom
3nos Cloves
2nos Green Chillies (slit opened)
1tbsp Ginger (grated)
2tbsp Garlic (grated)
4cups Water

Soak the washed rice in water for half an hour, drain the rice.

Heat oil in a pan, fry the bayleaf, cardamom, cloves.

Add the cumin seeds and fry until they turns brown.

Now add the slit opened green chillies, grated ginger and grated garlic and fry until a nice aroma comes from.

Jeera Pulao with Butter beans

Add the rice, cooked butter beans and fry for few minutes, add the water,salt and cook in medium flame until the rice gets cooked.

Put off the stove, keep aside.

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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this rice has such a lovely texture and the beans rock ! I had a big pack of these and couldn't think of anything interesting ! Here comes a super duper protein packed one pot meal which anyone would love !

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

I have been trying all protein based recipes one by one posted by our group. The next one is this. I have canned lima beans. Gonna try this with that. This is such a simple yet healthy lunch box option.

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Easy and delicious pulao.. Perfect for out lunch boxes..

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

I am drooling here Priya! The jeera rice and butter beans look so flavourful and lip smacking!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, what a delicious and healthy rice Priya. You have rocked this series Priya.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

The box looks so appealing Priya, what a fantastic choice to pack for lunch. I just got some dried butter beans, will have to make this then..good one!

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

I occasionally make butter bean curry but butter bean rice... wow that's such an innovative recipe. Hubby will not even touch butter beans and I love them. Butter bean rice is what I can prepare when I'm home alone for a meal.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I lovemaking butter beans curry . This jeera rice looks healthy with the beans in its.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

We get fresh butter beans in Madurai and they are slightly different from thses. The addition of these beans to cumin rice is so interesting and love that box of rice and curry..

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

I don't get good quality butter beans here - the fresh ones are rare. this is a lovely one pot meal.

Anlet - Annslittlecorner said... Reply To This Comment

Definitely these are healthy alternatives of fried rice. A flavoral and wonderful rice.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect lunch box recipe. Very healthy with the beans.