Lebanese Style Fava Bean Pilaf

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by IngridH

Posted for ZWT6. Serve with a green salad to complete your meal.

Top Review by SweetySJD

This was really good! It was pretty easy to throw together. I used ground turkey instead of chicken. Next time I might use more zucchini and bigger pieces of it, as it seemed to disappear in the final dish. I think this would lend itself well to other veggies also, or some different type of bean if you couldn't find fava beans (I had a hard time finding them for some reason). Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. On a cutting board, mash the garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt together with the side of a knife until a paste forms. Place in a small bowl with the lemon juice and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan, then add the onions and sauté until they soften.
  3. Add the ground chicken and cook on high, breaking up the meat, until the juices start to run out. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and the allspice.
  4. Add the rice, squash, beans, and hot stock. Lower the heat, cover, and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat.
  6. Remove the cover and add the garlic and lemon mixture, stirring to combine.
  7. Cover and let rest for another 5 minutes.
  8. Place the rice in a serving dish, sprinkle with the cilantro, and serve immediately.

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