Green Pea & Bean Braised Rice

3.0/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 15-20 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Green Pea & Bean Braised Rice


  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 225g rice, Basmati has the best flavour, but long grain will be fine
  • 1 x 10g veggie stock cube
  • 568mls (1 pint) water, roughly
  • 1 small courgette, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 200g fine green beans, cut 1/2cm pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C gas 6. 
  • Heat the oil in a medium sized ovenproof saucepan.
  • Add the onion, garlic, turmeric and cumin and cook for 3-4 minutes to soften.
  • Add the rice, stock cube, water, courgettes, frozen peas and beans, then mix well.
  • Season well with salt and pepper, and then bring to the boil, stirring.
  • Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and place into the preheated oven.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile blitz the herbs, cheese, olive oil and mustard in a hand blender.
  • Once the rice is cooked remove from the oven, remove the lid, gently fluff with a fork.
  • Fold in the herb and cheese mix place the lid on and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Serve.