Rice with green beans (lubiyapolo)

Rice with green beans (lubiyapolo) recipe
Rice with green beans (lubiyapolo) recipe
Rice with green beans (lubiyapolo)
Photos & recipe: Marjan Zamani

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Prep. Time: 20 Min.

Ck. Time: 50 Min.

Ingredients for:
Rice with green beans

  • 250 g Basmati rice
  • 200 g green beans
  • 1 onion
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric
  • Salt


To make this rice with green beans (Lubiyapolo) first soak the rice for an hour. Then wash and trim both ends of the green beans and cut them into 1 cm long pieces. After that, peel and chop the onion. Also, cut the tomatoes into small pieces.

Now in a pot over high heat, fry the onion with 4 tablespoons of olive oil until it is golden. Then add the green beans to the onion and continue frying the green beans for 5 minutes. Now add the salt, turmeric, chopped tomatoes, and tomato paste to the green beans. Meanwhile, mix thoroughly the ingredients. Then add a cup of water to the mixture and cook the stew for 15 minutes over medium heat. After that, remove the pot from the heat and add the lemon juice to the green beans mixture.

Then fill a large pot with water and when the water starts to boil, add the rice with a tablespoon of salt to it. As soon as the rice is half tender and not thoroughly cooked, after about 3 minutes, drain it in a colander. After that, add 4 tablespoons of olive oil to a large shallow non-stick pot and then add one layer of rice to the pot in a way to cover the bottom of the pot completely. Then add one layer of the green beans mixture on top of it. Then again add one layer of rice and one layer of the green beans mixture. Finally, cover the pot and cook the rice over low heat for 40 minutes.