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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Aromatic Rice With Dill and Lima Beans

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Day4 of BM7: There are times when all you crave is a simple and easy-to-put together dish and this is a perfect example of one of those. This rice can be made in all of 30 minutes if you don't count the soaking time, that is! The pepper and dill leaves add a subtle but exceptional flavor to the rice that it will be perfect for an extravagant side-dish.This recipe is from the book "Cardamom and Lime"Recipes from the Arabian Gulf". FYI, I liked many recipes from this book.They all look yummylicious!
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 Cups Basmati Rice, soaked 30 minutes prior to cooking
  • 1/2 Cup Baby Lima Beans
  • 3 Tbsp Dill Leaves
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 Cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Cracked Pepper and Salt for taste
  • Warm water for cooking 
Procedure:
  • Wash and soak the rice in cold water for 30 minutes.Drain the rice completely of water.
  • In a pan, heat the Olive Oil and saute the garlic, onions till the onions are slightly brown.Add a good grind of pepper, salt and Lima beans. Stir until the beans are coated with the seasonings.
  • Add the rice to the pan and gently stir to coat them with the seasonings.Pour the warm water and add the Dill Leaves.Lid the pan.Cook the rice on medium flame until rice is well cooked.
  • Fluff the rice with fork and transfer to plate.Serve warm with any side-dish of choice.
Makes 3-4 Servings.
Note: I ate this with Tangy Stuffed Eggplants. Should be equally good with Maharashtrian "Sugar N Spice" Eggplants with Potatoes.
Enjoy!
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33 comments:

  1. wow this sounds delicious.I will try this out soon.I get dill leaves here and i have never tried them.

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  2. Nice flavourful rice...I have never tried adding dill flavour.

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  3. is lima beans n broad beans the same? cos id bookmarked a similar recipe with broad beans.

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  4. Looks super delicious with the brinjal curry.Pity I don't get dill leaves here.

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  5. That looks a very flavorful and aromatic dish with just a few ingredients. Love the pic with eggplants, I wouldn't mind polishing off that plate.. yummm..

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  6. Hey CL,

    That would make a perfect lunch for me :-) Yum!

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  7. Idont know whether we we get this in Chennai!!!IIf it is there even ishall try soon!!

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  8. Very unique combo ! Dill leaves are not very common at home!

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  9. This looks so good,tempting platter..sure must have tasted super yum

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  10. @Nisha: Even though they are from the same "Legume" family they aren't the same. They are slightly different, cousins of sort i think..

    I googled and found that someone has the same doubt as you..Check this out:
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090909223617AAve12i

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  11. @Nisha: Even though they are from the same "Legume" family they aren't the same. They are slightly different, cousins of sort i think..

    I googled and found that someone has the same doubt as you..Check this out:
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090909223617AAve12i

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  12. Wowo looks so so super yumm. I want tht plate of food right now.

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  13. Dill and lima beans...now those are two I wouldn't have thought to pair together. They sound great though!

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  14. Love the flavour of dill leaves... nice clicks too

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  15. wow, that really looks super delicious and I love how you served it with brinjal curry.

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  16. Really aromatic and looks so good. Love the first picture Cl.

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  17. The rice looks so delicious.
    I have seen this book many times in my local library but never thought of borrowing it somehow. :) Should do it now.

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  18. Beautiful rice dish!!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  19. ohh my!CL - it does look super simple to make and like you said, very mild in flavor too. I am always on the lookout for rice recipes to serve when I have people over! :)

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  20. One pot meals are such comforts right, pictures are inviting CL..

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  21. nice rice prepararaton ...loved teh combo ..I love to follow u..

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  22. Herbed rice is always flavorful, esp with lima beans it would have tasted heavenly.

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  23. Not tried anything with Dill...sounds interesting,,

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  24. CL,
    Lovely combo..The rice looks great..must try out this dish soon..
    Happy Blogging
    Rujuta
    http://theworldaccordingtorujuta.blogspot.com/

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