Bean & dill pilaf with garlicky yogurt

Bean & dill pilaf with garlicky yogurt

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
Make the most of the contents of your storecupboard with this easy, throw-together rice dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal609
  • fat18g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs99g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre10g
  • protein20g
  • salt0.63g


  • 2 onions, halved and thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 175g basmati rice
  • 20g pack dill, stalks and fronds chopped but kept separate
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 300g frozen mixed vegetable, broad beans, peas and green beans
  • 100g Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1⁄2 garlic clove, crushed


  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.

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21st Dec, 2018
A nice simple supper. I doubled this and used frozen broad beans and fresh green beans. The garlicky yoghurt really makes it!
7th Oct, 2010
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.
23rd Feb, 2009
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 :-)
12th Jun, 2008
Very tasty and simple. Garlicky yogurt is great idea. We added saffron to the ready stock about 10 minutes before using it.
18th May, 2008
This looks great, can't wait to try it, but where did the saffron get into the stock?
9th Apr, 2008
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.
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