Ruz Bil Foul – Rice With Broad Beans Recipe

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This sabzi polo-inspired Persian herb rice with broad bean recipe is adorned with barberries, cashews, and pistachios. Additionally flavorful and delectable when drizzled with yoghurt, it is vegetarian and gluten-free.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 5 mins
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 63 g Minced meat (beef, lean)
 ½ cup Rice (long grain, e.g. Basmati)
 113 g Broad beans (frozen, also called Fava beans)
  tsp Salt
 Black pepper
  tsp Arabic mixed spice (or All Spice)
  tsp Sugar (white)
 ¾ cup Water
 ¾ tbsp Sunflower oil
 Water
FOR GARNISH
 Pine seeds (fried)
 Almonds (fried, whole or halved)


1

Put the broad beans and sugar in a pot with some water and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and let it continue to boil for 10 minutes. Do not cover.

2

Remove the broad beans, place on a sieve and rinse with cold water. Take out a handful of broad beans, peel them, halve them and leave on the side for garnish.

3

Put the sunflower oil in a pot with the minced meat black pepper, Arabic mixed spice and salt. Cook on high heat until the meat changes color, keep turning the meat and separating it to break apart any lumps. Lower the heat to medium and cook for 2 more minutes – do not let the released water evaporate.

4

Add water, salt and Arabic mixed spice to the meat, mix well, and bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover, and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes.

5

Then add the broad beans to the rice and mix. Cover and let it simmer until the rice is cooked (about 20-30 minutes).

Ingredients

 63 g Minced meat (beef, lean)
 ½ cup Rice (long grain, e.g. Basmati)
 113 g Broad beans (frozen, also called Fava beans)
  tsp Salt
 Black pepper
  tsp Arabic mixed spice (or All Spice)
  tsp Sugar (white)
 ¾ cup Water
 ¾ tbsp Sunflower oil
 Water
FOR GARNISH
 Pine seeds (fried)
 Almonds (fried, whole or halved)

Directions

1

Put the broad beans and sugar in a pot with some water and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and let it continue to boil for 10 minutes. Do not cover.

2

Remove the broad beans, place on a sieve and rinse with cold water. Take out a handful of broad beans, peel them, halve them and leave on the side for garnish.

3

Put the sunflower oil in a pot with the minced meat black pepper, Arabic mixed spice and salt. Cook on high heat until the meat changes color, keep turning the meat and separating it to break apart any lumps. Lower the heat to medium and cook for 2 more minutes – do not let the released water evaporate.

4

Add water, salt and Arabic mixed spice to the meat, mix well, and bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover, and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes.

5

Then add the broad beans to the rice and mix. Cover and let it simmer until the rice is cooked (about 20-30 minutes).

Ruz Bil Foul – Rice With Broad Beans Recipe

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