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Lima Beans With Onion

Yield 4 servings


  • 2 cups shelled fresh lima beans
  • 2 (1/4-inch-thick) slices onion
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Arrange beans and onion slices in steaming rack. Place over 1/2 cup boiling water; cover and steam 25 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat, and discard onion slices.

  2. Saute 1 tablespoon chopped onion in butter until tender; add beans and chicken broth. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add parsley, salt, and pepper; simmer an additional 2 minutes.

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