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Vegetables Maqluba with Meat

Vegetables Maqluba with Meat

A Palestinian tradition, maqluba means “upside down” in Arabic and is a pot of stewed meat, rice and fried vegetables, cooked and flipped onto a serving dish to form an impressive tower.


1 kg meat, cut into large cubes (you can use chicken)
3 cups rice
2 tomatoes, cut into circles
2 onions, cut into wings
1 capsicum, cut longitudinally
1 green pepper
3 lome beads
½ cup vegetable oil

Meat Spices:

2 sticks of cinnamon
4 whole hull beads
2 bay leaves
1 onion
Salt, to taste

Rice Spices:

2 cardamom pods
2 pods of black pepper
2 pods of cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

How to prepare

1. Place the chicken or meat in a medium bowl and add water until completely covered.

2. Put the meat bowl over a fire.

3. Cover the pot and bring to a boil until the meat is fully cooked. Turn off the fire, dry the meat and keep the meat stock.

4. Put the oil in a saucepan and drop the onion and fry until the onion is brown.

5. Add the cooked meat, the green capsicum, and add the lome and tomatoes.

6. Stir all of the ingredients for a few minutes, then add 1 cup of broth and leave for 10 minutes on low heat.

7. Meanwhile, boil the rice in a pot with rice spices (cardamom, cinnamon, clove ram and black pepper).

8. Leave the mixture until the rice is half-ripe and then turn off the fire and dry the rice.

9. Pour the rice over the meat mixture, then add over a cup of meat stock

10. Cook the ingredients over low heat "for half an hour," then turn off the fire.

11. Turn the pot over a large serving dish, and serve hot.

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