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healthy yellow rice and beans recipe easy

Yellow Rice And Beans Recipe

Easy, healthy and yummy yellow rice with mung beans (using green mung beans) make a quick one pot meal which is also great for lunch box.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 326kcal


  • ¾ cup White basmati rice
  • ½ cup Green mung beans
  • ½ cup Grated or shredded coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (adjust as needed)
  • 3.5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon oil (you may also use butter or ghee if not vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • red chilies a few (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Wash the rice and green mung beans, soak them in water for about 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, drain the water and lightly rinse the rice and beans and keep them aside in a bowl.
  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker and fry the cumin seeds.
  • Add red chilies and when chilies are fried, add the bay leaf and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the rice and green mung beans, roast for about a minute in low heat.
  • Add the grated coconut, ginger garlic paste and saute for another one minute.
  • Add salt and all spices, mix well and roast for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the water, mix well all the contents and close the pressure cooker with the valve. Please follow all directions in the manual while using a pressure cooker.
  • Cook in medium heat for about 8 to 10 minutes or until 2 whistles come.
  • After 8 to 10 minutes of cooking, switch off the cooker and wait for it to cool down.
  • When the pressure cooker is cooled enough, you can open the cooker and see if the rice and beans are cooked enough and soft and blended with all the spices and coconut nicely. Mix well using a fork and serve hot for lunch or dinner!


You can serve this easy yellow rice with green mung beans as it is or with fresh yogurt or raitha or any chutneys, curries, pickles or any side dishes as you like!


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.9mg