I must say, a pressure cooker would have made a huge difference. Even though I had soaked the beans, it took well over an hour for the beans to cook with a lot of extra water – 3 hours and left overnight, in fact. This was very frustrating as they smelt so good and we ended up having to get takeaway! I also didn’t have a red capsicum but the green still tasted great. For the mixed herbs, I used Herbes de Provence. When it came time to add the rice, I used 3 cups of water.
Verdict? Yum! But I need a pressure cooker! Any recommendations?