Meal Kit

Persian Rice with Fava Beans and Pistachios

With Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Tree Nuts (Pistachios), Soy

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This customer favorite is our spin on a classic Persian rice dish featuring nutty wild rice, chewy Basmati, shelled fava beans, and buttery pistachios tossed in a delectable lemon and fresh herb dressing. The result is a dish that's elegant, filling, low-calorie, packed with fiber, and perfect for a next-day lunch (the flavors get better the longer they marinate). You'll want to add this exotic recipe to your repertoire.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 Lemon
  • Info
    ½ cup Quick Cooking Wild Rice Blend
  • Info
    2¼ oz. Pistachios
  • 5 Parsley Sprigs
  • 0 Dill Sprigs
  • 1 cup Fava Beans, Shelled

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Medium Pots
  • 1 Medium Pan

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Finely chop dill. Finely chop flat leaf parsley. Rinse fava beans. Halve lemon and zest both halves.

  2. 2

    Cook the Wild Rice

    Cook wild rice in a medium pot of boiling salted water until tender and grains start to split, 35-40 minutes. Drain, remove from heat, and allow to cool.

  3. 3

    Cook the Basmati Rice

    Bring a medium pot with basmati rice, 1½ cups water, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Cover and let sit until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool.

  4. 4

    Dress the Salad

    In a large mixing bowl, toss wild rice, basmati rice, dill and parsley (reserving a pinch of each for garnish), pistachios, ¼ cup olive oil, lemon zest to taste, lemon juice (about ¼ cup), and fava beans. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil to the salad, if you desire additional richness.

  5. 5

    Plate the Dish

    Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve a mound of rice salad on a plate. Garnish with remaining fresh dill, parsley, and lemon zest.

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