Tumeric Fried Rice with Red Beans

By Melissa Nestor - December 13, 2016

What can I say, this is yet another super easy way to add a little pep to your rice recipe. I love having canned beans on hand in the pantry. They make for an easy meal that is rich in protein. 

Red beans can be considered a Caribbean staple.  It's culinary value range from use in delicious soups to the relatively popular Caribbean side dish, Coconut Red Beans and Rice.  You can find red beans at your local super market in the raw form as well. 

Preparing the raw form of red beans involve a little time and effort because of the soaking and boiling process.  I have a deep appreciation for this method of cooking.  However, canned red beans are a go to if you want to enjoy a Caribbean meal with little to no effort. In addition, there is no major difference in taste between the two ways of preparing red beans.

Tumeric is a notable spice. While it adds a rich color to your plate it has many health benefits. I hope you enjoy this simple recipe.


Pre-cooked White Rice
1 Can Red Beans
1 Teaspoon Tumeric Powder
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Pinch of salt (salt to taste)


1.  Heat a large skillet and add olive oil.

2.  To skillet add white rice and stir for about 1 minute.

3.  Add Tumeric Powder and stir until rice has a yellow color.

4.  Add can of red beans and a pinch of salt to your taste.

5.  Stir for 3 minutes and Serve.

Enjoy! MN

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