Basmati Rice & Beans

A Perfect Side Dish For Your Next BBQ!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

2 cups Basmati rice
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 seasoning packets Sazon (Goya)
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
1 1/2 cups pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup parsley, minced (garnish)

Cooking Tools
Nonstick pot with lid

Prior to cooking rice, soak rice in water for 30 minutes, drain.  In the nonstick stock pot on medium heat add; olive oil, ghee, drained rice and garlic slices. Saute rice for about 10 minutes.  Add in chicken stock, water, green onions, green pepper, red onions, smoked paprika, Sazon seasoning packet, cilantro and cook on low heat with lid on.  Cook rice for about 25 minutes.  Turn off heat and fold in pinto beans, salt and pepper to taste and place lid back on for additional 10 minutes to steam.  Place in serving bowl and top with tomatoes and minced parsley.
Serves 6-8

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