Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Rice (Lebanese Method)


Wonderful Lebanese recipe for preparing rice, can be served with any stew.

Ingredients
:
  • 1/2 cup vermicelli (broken up into 1-2 inch pieces or soup noodles)
  • 1/4 cup butter (rendered - heat - pour off impurities)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup rice - short grain is best (soak in hot water 1 hr. - drain)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 2 and 1/2 cups water
Preparation:
  1. Brown vermicelli in butter in pan. Add drained rice. Stir over medium heat 1 minute.
  2. Stir in salt and water. Turn to high and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn heat down to a simmer.
  4. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Wonderful served with any stew.

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