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Broad Bean Pilaf

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Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2

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Adapted from: BBC Food

The original recipe also features chicken, which can be added after the spices, but it tastes better with just the beans.

  • 200 g basmati and wild rice
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 275 g (approx) shelled broad beans (about 1kg before podding)
  1. Melt half (12g) of the butter with the oil in a pan, and gently fry the onions until translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and spices, and fry for a couple more minutes.
  3. Add the rice and stir-fry for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the stock and the beans, season with salt and pepper, then bring to the boil before lowering the heat. Simmer very gently until the rice is cooked and the water has evaporated away.
  5. Stir in the rest of the butter (12g) and serve.