Sunday, May 13, 2012

Egyptian Rice

Egyptian Rice
Rice is a staple in many diets around the world. It can be prepared in a thousand different ways with a variety of spices, herbs, and vegetables. This variation is one of the varieties of rice cooked in egypt.


1 onion very thinly cut
1 ½ cups brown basmati rice or plain rice
3 cups water for basmati 2 cups for plain rice(or beef/chicken broth)
1 large pinch saffron threads, crumbled (to mimic a meaty color)
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
salt to taste


Sauté the onions until it is golden. Add the remaining ingredients and bring the water/broth to a boil. Cook on low covered, for 35 to 45 minutes. The exact time will depend on the cookware and power of your stove you use. when the liquid has dried, simmer in low fire until done. Serve with grilled beef, shrimps, or grilled chicken and green salad

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