Bean & dill pilaf with garlicky yogurt

Bean & dill pilaf with garlicky yogurt

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

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Serves 2

Make the most of the contents of your storecupboard with this easy, throw-together rice dish

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  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian
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  • 2 onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 25g butter
  • 175g basmati rice
  • 20g pack dill, stalks and fronds chopped but kept separate
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 300g frozen mixed vegetables, broad beans, peas and green beans
  • 100g Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1⁄2 garlic clove, crushed

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  1. Fry the onions in the butter until golden. Add the rice and dill stalks; stir round the pan.
  2. Pour in the saffron stock, bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 5 mins. Add the beans and half the dill. Cook 5 mins more until the liquid has been absorbed into the rice. Meanwhile, stir the yogurt, milk and garlic together with seasoning. Spoon yogurt on top of the rice, then sprinkle with remaining dill.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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dancingbunny's picture
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We thought this was really yummy, and it will definitely become a frequent quick midweek meal for us. It seemed so simple yet had lots of flavour was and quite healty too. (I only used about half the butter though!) I didn't have any onions so used spring onions instead and it worked nicely, and the yogurt was a really nice touch.

imicola's picture
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Really quick and easy but with good results! I doubled the recipe, and ended up with enough to probably feed 6 people. We had it with griddled mackerel, which went quite well. I'm looking forward to eating the leftovers for my lunch today :-)

kaliszewska's picture

Very tasty and simple. Garlicky yogurt is great idea. We added saffron to the ready stock about 10 minutes before using it.

lizziejones's picture

This looks great, can't wait to try it, but where did the saffron get into the stock?

readinc's picture
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Delicious, really easy and quick to make children and husband loved it. The garlic yogurt is easy to do and makes the dish that extra bit special.