Green Rice with Dried Split Fava/Broad Beans

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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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If fresh fava beans are hard to come by, they may be replaced with dried shelled and split fava beans, available at Middle Eastern grocery shops.


  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 ½ cups (


  • In a heavy medium pot, sauté onion in oil until it starts to change color, about 7 minutes. Add drained fava beans, dill weed, and turmeric. Stir for a few minutes. Add 3¾ cups (875ml) hot water, bring to a quick boil, then reduce heat to medium, and let beans boil gently, covered, until they are almost done, about 5 minutes. Do not let them overcook. Test by biting into o