Ful medames is Egypt’s number one national dish. Here is an easy slow cooker ful medames recipe with some serving suggestions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Soaking time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 portions
- 1 -12 oz- (340g) dry fava beans.
- 3 Tablespoons (35g) uncooked rice.
- 3 Tablespoons uncooked red lentils.
- 1 Roma tomato quartered.
- 3 garlic cloves.
- Boiled water to cover.
Wash and pick up the fave beans. Soak the beans in enough water to cover for 4-6 hours or preferably overnight. Note1
Drain beans and add to your slow cooker.
Add all other ingredients then cover with boiled water.
Let it cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3 hours.
Check the beans for doneness and water level every now and then.
Note1: You can add a teaspoon of baking soda to the soaking water. This is a tip from the grannies to ease with digestion. Try to change water at least once during the soaking period.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 69.9g | Protein: 28.2g | Fat: 1.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 25.5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg