Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 50 mins

A very easy vegetable dish that improves in flavour the next day, and keeps well in the freezer. Add some cooked diced carrot for a 'sweet' flavour and some coriander and/or cumin.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Gently fry the onion in the olive oil for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the frozen beans (do not add water).
  3. On a low heat let the beans slowly cook turning the beans regularly as they defrost.
  4. The water from the beans is enough to keep the bottom of the pan covered in liquid (but keep an eye on it though).
  5. When the beans are soft enough to your liking add the tinned tomatoes salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to the boil.
  7. Serve with plain basmati rice.


Most Helpful

not even close to a true fassoulia, which is a white bean stew from the Mediterranean.

Thyme4Ma July 10, 2008

I can not give more than two stars to this recipe. Yes, it's easy, but that's about everything. It doesn't taste like much, not even with the carrots and coriander. I made a third version with some dried chilli pepper flakes which came out slightly better.

Is This Really Necessary September 08, 2006

My kind of recipe for those days when I do not want to think as I cook dinner. Opening packets and cans made for very little work and this recipe tastes pretty good.

Missy Wombat February 27, 2006

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