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Rice and Fava Beans Flavored with Dill

Ingredients

Beans

  • 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

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Instructions

  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. Stir 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