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Fasoulia with Lebanese Rice Pilaf

Servings: 6

Ingredients

Lebanese Rice Pilaf

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups rice (I use brown rice)
  • 3/4 cup vermicelli noodles
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Fasoulia

  • 3 (15) oz cans cannellini beans drained and rinsed well
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes salt free
  • 1 cup finely chopped bell pepper optional
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

Lebanese Rice Pilaf

  • In a pot, heat olive oil on medium heat and add in the vermicelli noodles.
    Brown the noodles, then add the rice and stir in the pot for a minute. Add the water and salt and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce heat to low and place lid on the pot. Cook for 28-30 minutes, until tender. 

Fasoulia

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add the chopped onions and garlic. Sauté on medium heat until fragrant and add the bell pepper. Add the salt, ground cumin, coriander and cinnamon. 
  • Add the diced tomatoes and bring to a boil. 
    Reduce heat and add beans and water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes and taste for seasoning. Stir in the cilantro. 
    Serve over rice and Enjoy!