Before the end of the summer, if you want to make a different meal with fresh beans, I would recommend the fasulye diblesi, which is one of the most popular flavors of the Black Sea cuisine. Fasulye means bean in Turkish by the way and dible is the food category in Black Sea region which is generally cooked vegetables with rice.
The most important trick of the recipe is the fine adjustment of the water required for the rice after the beans are cooked. If the water is fully absorbed and evaporated when the beans are cooked and water is completely added afterwards, there is no problem. But when the beans are cooked but there’s still water, don’t try to boil long to evaporate that water. If the available water is 1 cup, do not add extra water, for example. Or if it is half a cup, just add another half cup of water.
Enjoy the recipe…
- 500 g of green beans, chopped,
- 1 large onion, chopped,
- 1/2 cup rice,
- 2 tomatoes, chopped,
- 4-5 tablespoons of oil,
- Heat oil in a large pan,
- Add chopped onion and cook until tender,
- Add beans and tomatoes and stir well,
- Cover the lid and cook until it changes colour,
- Add 2 cups of hot water and simmer over low heat until fully softened,
- Wash and drain the rice,
- Add rice and 1 cup of boiling water,
- Cook until the rice is tender and all the water is absorbed.