March 8, 2016 | Updated Could 23, 2019 | By Suzy Karadsheh | 180 Feedback
Given that I serve Lebanese rice with virtually every thing, it’s only fitting to add a Lebanese rice recipe right here. This is a straightforward vegan rice pilaf produced of three substances: vermicelli pasta, rice and olive oil. Add a bit of toasted pine nuts, and you have the ideal side of rice! Examine out the video and phase-by-step tutorial.
Throughout the Mediterranean, you will find rice dishes like, Paella Mujadra (lentils and rice) or Hashweh (Beef and rice), that are surely much more of a meal. But this Lebanese rice with vermicelli is the each and every-day rice of the Middle East, and it’s by far the most served side dish in that part of the globe.
What is in this Lebanese Rice
Fundamental Lebanese rice typically consists of broken vermicelli pasta, rice (medium or prolonged grain rice operates), and further virgin olive oil or butter (or a combination of each). I use only added virgin olive oil right here. There is but a pinch of salt to season this rice.
And to jazz items up, I like topping the rice with toasted pine nuts adds a nice nutty flavor and texture.
Ideas for generating very best Lebanese Rice
1- You should rinse the rice to get rid of excess starch which causes rice to be sticky (Lebanese rice is not meant to be sticky). Then soak the rice for 2o minutes or right up until you can break a single grain of rice by pressing it amongst your index finger and your thumb. This way, you shorten the cooking time generating confident the interior of the grain actually cooks prior to the exterior looses its shape. Remember that the rice to use here must not be partially cooked rice.
two- To give the Lebanese rice taste correct from the commence, toast the vermicelli in olive oil right up until golden brown (as you’ll see in the stage-by-step under), then add the rice and toast so that each and every rice grain is coated with the olive oil.
three- After the rice is fully cooked, allow it rest for 10-15 minutes or so, then fluff it with a fork. This yet again assists hold it from turning into sticky or gluey.
Watch How I Make this Lebanese Rice Recipe
(scroll beneath the recipe if you want to see stage-by-step pictures)