African stir fry

I had rice leftover and was thinking what to do with it...
Whenever I have leftovers I usually like to put it all together and make a stir fry with a lot of vegetables. Since I was just went to the market I had a bigger selection of vegetables. I decided I want to use zuchini, tomato, green beans and to spice it up one green bell pepper. I added some African spices - to be exact Pilau Masala - and it turned out extremely delicious. 
Pilau Masala is a mixture of spices. It includes cumin, black pepper, cardamon, cinnamon and cloves. It tastes very oriantal and the cinnamon and the gloves are giving it a nice twist.
This is what I came up with…

 Serves 2:
  • 100 gram green beans 
  • 1 zuchini 
  • 1 tomato 
  • 1 red onion 
  • 1 green bell pepper 
  • 200 gram Rice (I had leftovers) 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Pilau Masala 
  • Water


  1. Start by washing all your vegetables 
  2. Then prepare the green beans. Cut off the ends on both side and then cut them in half. 
  3. Cover them with water – but not more than covered. Add salt and cook them for about 7-10 Minutes. They still need to be firm to the bite. When ready – remove the water and set them aside. (If you can, put them in iced water – this helps the green beans to not lose their color) 
  4. Now slice the onion, zucchini, tomato and bell pepper into fine pieces. 
  5. Add oil to a pan and slightly fry the onion. Add the zucchini and tomato and all the spices. Wait for about 2 Minutes and then add as much water till the vegetables are covered. Cover the pan with a lid and let them cook for about 7-10 Minutes, or until tender, 
  6. Now add the green beans and the rice, stir it well and let it all become hot.
Voila – you’re finished.

I really liked how it turned out. You can of course switch the vegetable i used with whatever vegetables you have at home right now. That`s the beauty of this meal.

Enjoy.

1 Kommentar:

  1. Danke! Ja das ist mehr haha :)

    Sieht lecker aus !

    XXX LUKA ♥
    http://comeasyouare-luka.blogspot.de/

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