Thursday, August 12, 2010

1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
3 cups water
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 pound smoked sausage, thinly sliced (I use beef sausage, but you can omit this entirely for a vegetarian version)
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and black pepper to taste

1. Bring the rice and water to boil in a pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and green bell pepper, and cook until tender. Stir in sausage, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off any excess fat. Mix in beans, tomatoes, and spices, and continue cooking until heated through. Serve skillet mixture over the rice.



Mahek said...

Its so much like our very famous Indian dish called as RAJMA CHAWAL
rajma means brown beans and chawal means rice...
The recipe too is similar except for the sausages and addition of garam masala and turmeric powder.