Valor Beans-Cilantro Rice

We are already in the last week of february and thankfully the winter has been mild for us. Though the days are dull time doesn't stop for us, right? So got to go about our chores. 

So for such lazy mornings, I cook up simple rice dishes tasty yet healthy. My older one doesn't like Coriander leaves in her food. So I end up making a paste of coriander leaves to avoid the 'eww' look on her face :)

Note that I didn't add ginger and / or garlic this time as I was dragging myself in the kitchen :) Tried to keep it simple this time. So a coriander flavored rice for Day 4 of BM 13.

Ingredients -

Rice 1 1/2 cups 

Valor Beans / Valor Lilva / Chikkudu Ginjalu 1 cup
Cilantro / Kothimeera / Coriander leaves about 1 cup
Green Chillies 1 (or as per taste)
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Onions finely chopped 1/2 cup
Coconut Fresh/Frozen/Dry 3 Tbsp grated/powdered
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Cloves 3-4, Cinnamon 1 inch , Cardamom 2 pods, Star Anise 1 pod, Bay leaf 1 , Cumin Seeds 
1 tsp, Cashew bits as needed)
Lemon Juice as per taste

Valor Beans-Cilantro Rice

Method Of Preparation -

Cook the rice in your preferred method. (I use the rice cooker). Spread out the rice to cool. Leftover rice works fine too. 

I use frozen Valor Lilva and so I nuke them in the microwave for about 4-5 min or until they are tender.

Meanwhile, make a paste of coriander leaves, coconut and green chillies adding as little water as is required.

In a heated wok/kadai, add the oil and the rest of the seasoning and after the cumin seeds are brown, add the chopped onions and saute until golden brown. 

Saute the cooked valor beans so they turn a shade brown.

Add turmeric and the coriander paste and reduce the flame.

Add salt and the cooled rice and mix well. Remove from fire.

Mix in some lemon juice as per taste and pack it to school. Note - I remove all the whole spices before I pack it for the older one :)

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13.

Preparation Time 20 min
Serves 3-4 
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, February 26, 2012


  1. Hema Says:
  2. I love these beans, very flavorful pulao..

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. Awesome colour!

  5. Sangeetha M Says:
  6. lovely recipe...very flavorful n healthy too...rice looks too good!!

  7. Spicy-Aroma Says:
  8. delicious rice..loved the colour!!
    Kande Pohe

  9. Rekha shoban Says:
  10. flavourful rice!nice click dear!

  11. Vardhini Says:
  12. Lovely green color and yummy rice.

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  13. Rice looks fabulous. Loved the star anise in the centre...

  14. love this flavorful rice..

  15. Unknown Says:
  16. Flavorful yummy coriander rice.

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  17. lovely recipe...blending all greens...look grt!

  18. I love the flavor of star anise and it looks so pretty in the photo

  19. nice n colorful rice...yumm

  20. veena Says:
  21. Love the pic Harini...too inviting

  22. Archana Says:
  23. Looks awesome. Love the coriander flavour.

  24. Aarthi Says:
  25. That looks delicious...


  26. Suma Gandlur Says:
  27. Love this flavorful rice!

  28. Unknown Says:
  29. yummy delicious and healthy too!

  30. very flavourful and delicious looking rice.
    u have a nice space vth awesome recipes.....
    visit me when u find sum time...

    loved ur blog name.....


  31. Rujuta Says:
  32. Rice looks so yummy and colorful.. Nice recipe and lovely clicks

  33. Padmajha Says:
  34. Nice combo of ingredients. Must try this one...

  35. Archana Says:
  36. Looks delicious.

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