Brown Rice and Red Bean Soup | How to make Brown Rice and Red Bean Soup

By Vardhini Koushik  |  3rd Aug 2015  |  
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About Brown Rice and Red Bean Soup Recipe

This is a delicious soup wherein I have made the use of brown rice to make this dish more nutritious and healthy. It was an instant hit amongst my friends and family.

Brown Rice and Red Bean Soup

Ingredients to make Brown Rice and Red Bean Soup

  • 2 cups of Red beans (soaked overnight)
  • 1 cup Bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Brown basmati rice
  • 3/4 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 11/2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Jalapeno (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 11/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • cilantro to garnish
  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste

How to make Brown Rice and Red Bean Soup

  1. Soak the red beans overnight and cook them before preparing the dish in a pressure cooker.
  2. Take a cooking bowl and boil 3 to 4 cups of water in it, add in the brown rice and let it simmer until it is cooked.
  3. Take a pan and heat the oil, add in the cumin seeds and garlic. Saute this for a few seconds.
  4. Next put in all the vegetables and cook, when they are cooked add in all the beans except for 1 cup. Keep the 1 cup beans aside.
  5. Add in 4 and 1/2 cup of water and the other ingredients, bring this to a boil. Once it is boiled, coarsely mash this mixture with the help of a ladle or immersion blender. Next put in the kept aside 1 cup of beans.
  6. Let this simmer for 15 mins or so then turn off the heat.
  7. Serve this dish hot with a garnish of cilantro.

Reviews for Brown Rice and Red Bean Soup (2)

Ritu jha4 years ago


Shilpi lala4 years ago

Lovely dish :D so we need not mash the red beans? or can we mash it a little so that it blends well with the veggies?