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Herbed Rice with Chicken and Beans

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Photo of prepared Herbed Rice with Chicken and Beans
Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
Ready In: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added Sugar
This is an easy dish that your family will love. The traditional version of this recipe calls for fava beans and dill, which is a delicious combination.

What you'll need

Sharp knife
Cutting board
Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Large skillet
Medium pot or rice cooker
Spatula or spoon


Serves 4
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Onion Small, halved and sliced thinly
2 cups Brown Rice Cooked
8 ounces Fava Beans about 2 cups or of Lima Beans or of Butter Beans
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 cup Fresh Herbs chopped, such as dill, mint, cilantro, and/or parsley
2 Chicken Breasts cooked, skinned, shredded (about 2 cups)


1.Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
2.Add cooked rice, beans, salt and pepper.
3.Add the herbs, saving some of them for garnish later. Stir in 1/4 cup water and simmer until completely absorbed, about 5 minutes.
4.Mound rice on a platter and top with cooked chicken. Garnish with reserved herbs. Serve with Yogurt with Cucumber and a large salad.

Chef's Tips

  • Recipe for Yogurt with Cucumber
  • To cook brown rice: Combine 1 cup raw brown rice with 2-1/2 cups water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Then cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Set aside, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork before using.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.50 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 393
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7 g9%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 360 mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 51 g19%
Dietary Fiber 5 g18%
Protein 29 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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