Archive for the ‘Beans and Legumes’ Category

Pressure Cooker Bean Cooking Times at a Glance

Use this handy chart to determine how long to pressure cook soaked and unsoaked beans

Pressure Cooker Chickpea Curry

1 tsp cumin seed
1/4 tsp ground coriander…

New Years Black-Eyed Peas over Brown Rice

This makes lots- enough to share and is wonderful.

Thai-Style Vegetable Curry

I adapted this recipe to remove the oil and cut down on the coconut milk, and I replaced the green beans the recipe called for with chickpeas. My family really loved this quick and easy, pressure-cooker dish.

Curried Split Pea Soup

Susan’s serving suggestion: I like this recipe with cauliflower added. After removing the lid, I add about 1 pound of chopped cauliflower, replace the lid, and heat over low heat until the cauliflower is just cooked, about 5 minutes. This also works with frozen chopped cauliflower.

Chickpeas in Eggplant-Tahini Sauce

In this unusual dish, my starting point has been the Tunisian kitchen, where chickpeas are a staple and tabil–a spice mix of caraway and coriander seeds plus hot Chile pepper–is the much loved equivalent of India’s curry blend.

Pressure Cooker Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

Very quick, simple and surprisingly yummy. If fresh herbs are not available, substitute dry herbs.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

1 medium onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced…

Yellow Split Pea and Basmati Pilaf

1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup split peas — yellow…

Quinoa, Bean, and Vegetable Stew

1 1/2 cups diced leek
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced zucchini…

Wild Rice Salad

2 cups cooked wild rice
0.5 cup frozen green peas…

Veggie Paella

1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
1-2 pinches saffron threads (or you can cheat and use turmeric…1/4 tsp or so)…

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Burger

These were marvelous baked in the oven and put on buns with lots of rhubarb chutney and tomato and lettuce. I have not yet played with the amounts to come up with how to convert it to a “meat”loaf or “meat”balls but I bet it would be good that way.

Tomato Risotto

1 can of tomatoes
2 handful of frozen green peas…

San Antonio Quinoa

1 cup vegetable broth, fatfree
1/2 cup quinoa — rinsed…

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