Print Recipe

Rice and Fava Beans Flavored with Dill



  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup rice, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh fava beans
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon Ibzar (Arabian Gulf Spice)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, for garnish

Ibzar (Arabian Gulf Spice)

  • 4 tablespoons cumin
  • 4 tablespoons black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace


  1. Beans: Melt butter in a saucepan and saute onion over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and rice and stir-fry for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. tir in fava beans, dill, 1 teaspoon ibzar, salt and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 25 minutes; then turn off heat and allow to steam for 30 minutes longer.
  4. Place on a platter and garnish with pine nuts and serve.
  5. Ibzar (Arabian Gulf Spice): Combine all ingredients and store in a tightly covered container.

Makes 6 servings.

Posted by Tiffany at Recipe Goldmine 11/30/2001 12:09 pm.

Source: Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East and North Africa by Habeeb Salloum


Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.