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Green Bean Vegetarian Rice

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Green Bean Vegetarian Rice

This amazing Vegetarian dish will leave you satisfied and going back for second and third helpings.

This amazing dish is not only delicious and satisfying but also very nutritious.


1 pound of fresh Green Beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large Onion, chopped
1 large Tomato, diced
3 large Shiitake Mushrooms, chopped
2 Carrots, chopped
2 cups of rice
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
2 tablespoons of Turmeric
Half a teaspoon of Zaffron (optional)
3 tablespoons of Oil


In a large non-stick pot over high heat, cook the Onions till they are golden brown and tender. Then add the Green beans and Carrots, stir continuously so they don’t burn, add the Salt, Pepper and Turmeric to the mix.
After a few minutes add the Tomato and Tomato paste and cook for a few more minutes so that the Tomato paste cooks a little to get rid of the pasty taste, finally add the Mushrooms and Rice, give it a good stir and add the water to the pot, covering the Rice. Put the lid on and bring to a boil then take the lid off so all the excess water evaporates, then put the lid back on and let simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

Health benefits of each ingredient:

Green Beans

Green beans are a great source of many nutrients that can help you boost your health. They are a great source of: Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin A and Dietary Fibers.


Onions are rich in powerful sulfuric compounds, responsible for their powerful odor. They also are known for lowering high blood pressure, reduce heart attack risk, and even protect against cancer.


Tomatoes contain 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, 20 percent of the recommended Vitamin A, 2 percent of the recommended Iron and 1 percent of the recommended Calcium. They are also considered extremely versatile and are used in many dishes worldwide.

Shiitake Mushrooms

These Mushrooms are extremely high in nutritional value. They provide 19 percent of the daily value of Iron, 10 percent of the daily value of Vitamin C, protein and Fiber.


Carrots are low in calorie and high in nutrition. They are an excellent source of Vitamin A, providing more than 200 percent of your daily requirement in just one Carrot.

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This dish with all its amazing health benefits and taste will make you fall in love with it!!! It will definitely become a regular dish on your weekly meal schedule.


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