Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

A wonderful and healthful combination of beans, rice and vegetables. It's also very pretty, vegetarian, Caribbean and low-fat. It has a meaty texture and MILD curry flavor. My boyfriend, who is not fond of curry dishes, loved this. If you don't want any peppers left over, you could just add a whole red or orange pepper for color. Flageolet beans are a bit on the expensive side, so buy cannellini if you'd like to save money. Adding tofu, a meat substitute or cooked meat would make this a more substantial one-dish meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add onion, chili and curry powder and saute until soft.
  2. Add rice, tomatoes and stock, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the zucchini and bell peppers to the pan but don't stir them in yet. Cover and cook for another 30 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times.
  4. Add the rinsed beans and corn. Mix well and cook gently for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cilantro and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

The great thing about this recipe is you can tweak it to your liking. I used instant white rice to cut way down on cook time. Didn't have a jap pepper so added extra chili powder and crushed red to spice it up a bit, as well as a lot more curry powder. Used much less vegetable stock because of the instant rice and used garbanzo beans because it's all I had. Worked out great. The rice makes it filling enough for a meal in itself. Nice recipe

momof2indy February 19, 2012

Excellent recipe! I used a jalapeno and madras curry powder so it was quite spicy. At the last minute I found out I was out of brown rice, so I used basmati rice. I used a whole green pepper and about 8 oz. of corn. I left out the cilantro and used a larger can of beans--maybe 20 oz. I also threw in some Boca "meatless ground beef"-soy crumbles. This made substantially more than four servings. My biggest pan was full. I left the veggies tender-crisp. Very tasty and satisfying.

windhorse23 May 31, 2008

Yum! This was really enjoyable and quite easy to make! I agree with others that this makes a good amount, but in my family that is always a good thing. I made this with great northern beans, and I subbed in some veggies I needed to use up (okra and green beans) in lieu of some of the corn and peppers. I love that this is so flavorful as is but mild enough for the kiddos; for me a shake of crushed red pepper at the table made it spot on. Thanks so much for posting! Made for Healthy Choices ABC Tag.

smellyvegetarian May 06, 2011