Hello and welcome to Rice Cookers 101! Today, we have an exciting recipe to share with you – Spicy Green Bean Rice. This dish is perfect for those who love some heat and want to add some extra veggies to their meal. Our simple and easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through the steps to make this delicious and flavorful dish in no time. So, let’s get started! We’ve made this spicy green bean rice recipe easy to follow 👨‍🍳. If you’re looking for our favorite rice cookers to make this recipe, check out our list of top rice cookers here.

spicy green bean rice ingredients


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet.
  3. Saute the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes, or until they are softened.
  4. Add the trimmed and cut green beans to the skillet.
  5. Put the red pepper flakes in the skillet with the green beans.
  6. Saute the green beans and red pepper flakes for 5 minutes, stirring them occasionally.
  7. When the green beans are tender, add the already cooked brown rice to the skillet and stir to combine.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Remove the skillet from heat, and serve hot.

spicy green bean rice

How long does spicy green bean rice last in the fridge?

Spicy green bean rice should be cooled and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator within two hours of cooking. It can be stored for up to four days in the fridge. Be sure to reheat it thoroughly before consuming. If you want to store it for longer, it can be frozen for up to six months. Make sure to thaw it in the refrigerator and reheat it thoroughly before serving. It’s important to note that cooked rice should never be left at room temperature for more than two hours as it can quickly grow harmful bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

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Low calorie spicy green bean rice recipe substitutions

To make the Spicy Green Bean Rice recipe lower in calories, some substitutions that can be made are: using white rice instead of brown rice, using a low calorie cooking spray instead of olive oil, reducing or eliminating the amount of red pepper flakes, and using a low-sodium salt substitute or less salt. Additionally, instead of sautéing the ingredients, they can be roasted or steamed to reduce the amount of oil used and make the dish lighter. Using a smaller amount of green beans and onion can also reduce the overall caloric content of the dish while maintaining its flavor. Finally, replacing some or all of the rice with a non-starchy vegetable like cauliflower rice can reduce the overall caloric content and increase the nutrient density of the dish.

What to serve with a spicy green bean rice?

When serving spicy green bean rice, it is always a good idea to have a cooling and creamy side dish to balance out the heat of the rice. A simple cucumber and yogurt salad works perfectly for this purpose. Just mix diced cucumbers with plain Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and salt. You can also add chopped fresh herbs like dill or mint for extra flavor. The bright and fresh flavors of the salad will complement the spiciness of the rice and provide a refreshing contrast to the dish.

Whats the best sauce for a spicy green bean rice?

The best sauce for spicy green bean rice would be a spicy garlic sauce. To make it, you will need to finely mince garlic and mix it with chili sauce or hot sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. You can adjust the heat level by adding more or less chili sauce, and the soy sauce provides a nice savory flavor that complements the green beans and rice. Drizzle the sauce over the rice and green beans, or serve it on the side for dipping. This sauce will enhance the spice and flavor of the dish and add a nice kick to each bite.

Spicy green bean rice health benefits

Spicy Green Bean Rice has a variety of health benefits as it is made with fiber-rich green beans and brown rice, which helps in digestion and reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Additionally, the spices used such as chili powder and black pepper have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation in the body. However, it’s important to note that too much spice or sodium in the recipe may not be beneficial for those with high blood pressure or other health conditions. For an even healthier recipe, you could try making a vegetable quinoa bowl with roasted vegetables, avocado, and a homemade vinaigrette. This recipe is also rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.

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