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Lebanese biryani rice recipe

Lebanese biryani rice
Lebanese biryani rice

Preparation time: 60 minutes
Serves: 3
Level: Medium


3 cups rice
300 grams of lamb, minced
1 onion, chopped small
2 tbsp oil
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp meat spices
1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
1 tsp seven spices
black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sweet spices


In a saucepan, heat oil and 3 table spoons butter, add onion and stir until golden brown then add meat. Stir well and add spices.

Add washed and rinsed rice to the meat and stir gently.

Add boiled water. Leave it until rice absorbs the water.

Let it cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

Place rice in a serving dish. Garnish with fried almonds and pine nuts.

Serve with biryani sauce.


  1. First of all thanks for sharing these recipes.
    Could you tell me what are the spices meat and sweet spices?

    1. i'm fairly sure the writer means pimento when they say sweet spices- ground pimento is found in just about every lebanese dish i can think of. i think they're literally translating the arabic name(bhar hilo).

  2. Oh this looks so YUMMY!!!!!
    I’m going to have to try this recipe!!
    Usually i used to try all these types of recipes from http://goo.gl/XWnfxs

  3. Thank you for posting this recipe. I have a few questions:
    How much water did we boil and add to rice?
    Are we waiting for the rice to absorb the water BEFORE cooking for 10 minutes or is it the same time (10minutes)?
    What's the difference between 7-spices and meat spices and sweet spices?


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