Splutter the cumin seeds, bay leaf and then add the spices. Toss until aromatic - about 20 seconds
Add the chopped onion and chillies to this mixture along with salt.
Cook until soft - about 1-2 mins.
Add the rice and saute until aromatic and the rice turns translucent.
Add 2 cups water (or vegetable stock).
The amount of water might vary with the quality of rice available to you.
Close with a lid and cook until the rice is almost done.
Add the cooked kidney beans to the rice.
Give to a good toss until well incorporated.
Make this rice extra flavoured with mint or cilantro.
Serve hot with raita.
Recipe courtesy: http://chefinyou.com/
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