Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Rice and meat phyllo (Ouzi) Recipe. Enjoy tasty & easy Middle Eastern food recipes and learn how to make Rice and meat phyllo (Ouzi).
1 Kilo meat, diced
4 Cups water
2 Carrots, peeled, seeded, diced
2 Celery sticks, diced
2 Onion (medium size), cut into big pieces
2 Bay leaves
3 Cardamom seeds
2 Cinnamon sticks
Salt and pepper
4 Tbs ghee
¼ Cup pine nuts
¼ Cup almond, peeled
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Cup green peas, boiled
2 Cups (pre-cooked) rice
Ghee for brushing
For serving, yogurt salad
In some countries, baby lamb is called OUZI, but in this recipe OUZI is for a dish prepared from phyllo (Fillo or filo) dough, rice and meat.
- Put water in a large pot over medium heat, add meat, vegetables, spices (seeds only),
Bring to a boil and skim foam from top as necessary.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until meat is tender, season with salt and pepper.
- Heat ghee in a skillet over medium heat, add pine nuts and almond, stir until golden,
Transfer to a paper towel.
- Remove meat from stock, season with ground cloves and cinnamon.
- Mix green peas with rice, pine nuts, almond, and meat pieces. Season mixture with salt and pepper, stir until combined.
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Grease a ramekin or medium size glass bowl (custard bowl).
- Cut phyllo dough into half.
- Place 1 sheet of the phyllo into the bowl allowing excess edges to extend out.
- Brush with butter then place another sheet to overlap and brush with butter.
- Fill with the meat mixture, Fold over the edges of the phyllo, pressing lightly to seal.
- Flip over into a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Repeat this process until the whole quantity of filling and phyllo are finished.
- Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
- Serve warm with yogurt salad and top with chopped parsley.
- In order to keep phyllo dough form drying, cover with plastic wrap, then a damp towel
- The filling can be served as a side dish.
- Rice can be cooked in meat stock.
More Middle Eastern Recipes:
Roasted Lamb Leg with Oriental Rice
Stuffed Baby Lamb
Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Rice
Beef, pumpkin and date tagine
Beef, date & honey tagine with almonds
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