When fava beans are in season, Iranian cooks enjoy making this simple, but tasty rice dish. This recipe includes fragrant basmati and tender fava beans. The dish is pleasantly seasoned with turmeric, refreshing dill, and a hint of precious saffron. As it cooks, the rice on the bottom of the pan gets the coveted crispy crust. Smart Recipes, Middle Eastern Recipes, Grains Recipes, Recipes Grains Middle Eastern Iranian Rice With Broad Beans & Dill Iranian Rice With Broad Beans & Dill Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT45M Serves 6 Ingredients: 4 Cups Basmati Rice 10 Cups Water 1 Tablespoon Salt 3 Cups Fresh Broad Fava Beans 2.5 Cups Fresh Dill 0.25 Cup Vegetable Oil 0.5 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric 1 Tablespoon Butter 0.125 Teaspoon Saffron Threads 4 Tablespoons Boiling Water In a large Dutch oven, bring 2 cups of water to a rapid boil, and blanch the fava beans for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside. Bring the remaining water to a boil, and stir in rice and salt; simmer for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside. Heat oil over medium heat, and stir in the turmeric. Layer half of the rice, beans, and minced dill, repeat with remaining ingredients. Cover the Dutch oven with a tea towel, and cover with the lid. Cook for another 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine melted butter, boiling water and saffron in a small bowl. Stir well. Pour butter mixture over the cooked rice, and stir to combine.

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