Arabic Spiced Rice with Toasted Nuts

Arabic Spiced Rice with Toasted Nuts

May 30, 2017

  • Prep Time: 35 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Yields: 8 servings


• 4 cups Calrose rice

• 300g roughly minced lamb

• 1 bay leaf

• 1 cinnamon stick

• 2 ½ tsp salt

• ½ tsp. white pepper

• 1 tsp. black pepper

• 1 tsp. cinnamon powder

• 1 tbsp. 7 spice Arabic-mix spice

• vegetable oil

• 4 cups hot water


1Soak rice in water for 30 minutes. Rinse rice until the water is clear.

2In a medium size pot heat 2 tablespoon oil. Add bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Add minced lamb and season with half teaspoon salt, white pepper, black pepper, cinnamon powder and Arabic spice. Sauté ingredients together until the meat has slightly browned but still has retained its moisture.

3Add rice and mix ingredients together for a couple of minutes. Add boiling water and cover the pot; reduce heat and leave rice to cook for about 20 minutes.

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