The season for Fava Beans is very short, so if you see them at your local Farmer’s Market or are growing them in your garden, give this wonderful Fava Beans with Jasmine Rice recipe a try. Be sure to take the time to get a golden crust on the bottom of the rice. This dish is wonderful served with Grilled Roast Turkey Breast.
This tasty Fava Beans with Jasmine recipe, comments, and photo were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Fava Beans with Jasmine Rice Recipe:
Fava Beans with Jasmine Rice Recipe
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon (or more) olive oil
3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves (pull leaves off the stem; discard stem)
1/2 cups shelled Fava beans*
1 cup Jasmine rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (plus more) homemade chicken stock or a good-quality store bought**
* When purchasing fresh Fava Beans, select pods that are firm and without many markings. The pods should be heavy with just a hint of the beans inside. To store, place the fresh pods in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator. Fresh Fava Bean pods will keep for 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator.
** Learn how easy it is to make your own homemade chicken stock.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic until the onions begins to soften and the mixture is fragrant.
Reduce heat to low and add the Fava Beans, Jasmine rice, salt, and chicken stock. Cook, with lid askew, until rice is tender. Keep adding additional chicken stock, if needed.
Once the rice is tender, reduce heat a little and continue to cook until a golden crust forms on the bottom of the rice. Watch carefully and do not let the rice burn. Add small amounts of additional chicken stock as necessary. You can use a spatula to check the bottom of the rice. When it is golden, it will lift easily and hold together.
Makes 4 servings.