Pistachio, Dill and Broadbean Rice

Can’t stop.  My boiler is broken, there’s an alarming amount of marking in my livingroom and Marco is demanding to be walked.  I have just enough time to share with you this divine rice dish inspired by a recipe from Stephanie at Dispensing Happiness (great name) and to tell you that it is my made-it-by-the-skin-of-my-teeth-entry for Susan’s event My Legume Love Affair hosted by the lovely Lucy (who is also writing here this Autumn… um, Spring…). 

Pistachio, Dill and Broadbean Rice

(serves 2 – 4)

1 cup brown rice

1 cup frozen baby broadbeans

1/2 cup pistachio nuts

2 tblspn chopped dill


  • Boil the rice in plenty of (unsalted) water until just tender.  Drain and run under cold water to stop the rice cooking further.  Leave to drain.
  • Boil the broadbeans in salted water for 4 minutes until just cooked.  Again, drain and run under cold water.
  • Use your hands to combine the rice, broadbeans, dill and pistachios in a large bowl and season carefully with salt.

9 thoughts on “Pistachio, Dill and Broadbean Rice

  1. Ooohhh, I like the sound of all those different textures and flavours. Hope your boiler gets fixed soon, it’s as getting to that time of year where it’s not nice to live without!

  2. The dill looks so inviting, Wendy! What it it about the combination of dill and broad beans? So beguiling. Thanks also for the link to Dispensing Happiness – the best thing one can dipense, I reckon.

    Thank you for your quick and fabulous entry – go, walk that beautiful raven-haired sweetie of yours. I would hate to keep him waiting! 😉

  3. I love the look of your rice Wendy!! I always use brown rice, but mine never looks this fluffy!! Would you mind telling me what variety of rice you use please? I’d love to make this (but not with my rice!!)

  4. Sylvie – It’s fixed. Hooray!

    Lucy – Love that Marco gets me out and about everyday. Even the days that don’t look very pleasant really are. 🙂

    Johanna – Thank you! Did so!

    Miriam – It’s just Tesco’s own brand. I just boil it in lots of unsalted water until tender then drain. 🙂

    Giorgia – It is. And thank you! 🙂

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