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Edamame Masala Brown Basmati Rice Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

If you love the earthy, spiciness of the classic Indian dish Chana Masala, then you’ll really enjoy this easy recipe for Edamame Masala Brown Basmati Rice Bowl featuring edamame—nutrient-rich, green soy beans. Serve this flavorful stew atop a bowl of brown basmati rice for the ultimate power combo.

Check out the video on how to make this recipe here.


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Edamame Masala Brown Basmati Rice Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1 1/2 cups brown basmati rice, uncooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 small (or 1/2 large) green chili, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (reserve some for garnish)
  • 1 12-ounce bag frozen, shelled edamame
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Cook basmati rice in water, according to package directions, until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a larges skillet and add onion, chilies, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, mustard, turmeric, salt, and black pepper, sautéing for 9 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add canned tomatoes, and mash any large chunks with a wooden spoon to break them apart.
  4. Add cilantro and edamame, stirring well to combine.
  5. Cover with a lid and cook for 20-25 minutes, until thickened.
  6. Add garam masala, lemon juice, and mix well.
  7. Serve over brown basmati rice.


InstantPot Directions: For steps 2-6, add all ingredients in these steps to the Instant Pot and push the “Bean/Chili” setting. Serve with cooked basmati rice. Note: You can use the rack and cook the rice in a separate container above the edamame masala.

Slowcooker Directions: For steps 2-6, add all ingredients in these steps to the Slowcooker. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve with cooked basmati rice.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 331
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 181 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 12 g


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