fasooli white beans and rice

Fasooli (Fuh-SOO-lee)

Arabic White Beans & Rice
Course Main
Author Wardee Harmon


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic chopped or crushed
  • 3 cups great northern beans or navy beans, cooked
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 3 cups pure water
  • 3 cups brown rice (cooked)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Over medium heat, saute onions in olive oil.
  2. After a few minutes, add garlic.
  3. Stir frequently.
  4. Let onions saute until transparent and soft.
  5. In a 4 cup measuring cup, mix tomato paste with water until smooth.
  6. Add great northern beans, spices and tomato paste/water mixture to pot.
  7. Taste, adjust seasonings if necessary.
  8. Simmer to heat all ingredients thoroughly.
  9. Turn off heat.
  10. Serve over warm brown rice.

Recipe Notes

Delicious served with stewed lamb meat, or chicken chunks.