Don't be scared. If I said butter bean instead, would that make you feel better? Ok. Dill and Butter Bean Rice just for you.
Several of the Middle Eastern restaurants in Chicago offer dill rice with lima beans - a combination I never would have tried had it not been served on the side of my hummus and beef kabobs. It's so delicious it's usually the first thing I eat when our Baba Pita delivery order arrives.
Dill adds this bright, gardeny taste to the rice and the lima beans add this amazing texture. My version was very creamy and almost risotto like, but the kind we get from the restaurant is very light and airy. Even though it came out different texturally, I really loved this. In fact, I have another bowl sitting right next to me as I type so I don't chow down on my screen.
Low Sodium Chicken Stock
I grabbed lima beans from the produce section. They are partially cooked so that cuts a lot of time out of the process.
This was so good - try it the next time you want to spruce up your rice! Stay hungry!
Dill and Lima Bean Rice Recipe
1 Cup White Rice
2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock
1 Cup Lima Beans, partially cooked
1 Clove Garlic, chopped
3/4 Cup Fresh Dill, chopped
3 Tbs Unsalted Butter
Melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and stir to incorporate. Add lima beans, dill and rice and stir. Add the chicken stock and bring to a rapid boil then reduce to a low simmer and cover. Cook rice to your packages instructions. My rice cooked for about 13 minutes total. Enjoy!