Lebanese Rice

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This Recipe Refresh of my Lebanese Rice uses Jasmine Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. I received compensation for refreshing my recipe. All opinions are my own.

Lebanese Rice Refreshed

I’ve often wanted to explore Middle Eastern Cuisine with so many regional dishes coming from all of North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt), the Gulf States (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, UAE), Levant Countries (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Turkey), Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and even though not technically Middle East, Pakistan, Afghanistan.
I admit that I know little about foods from this region so it is exciting for me to try a new dish! I chose a rice dish because to me rice appears in so many cultures and each one has a different slant. It’s like when I go to a new restaurant, I’ll order their crab cakes and that gives me a feel of their style. Hey it works for me :).

Sometimes rice seems to have a mind of its own when it comes to cooking. Timing and temperature can make or break a rice dish.
I love these new varieties of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

All new varieties such as Brown & Quinoa and Basmati Rice, as well as Whole Grain options of Brown Rice, Brown & Wild Rice and Multi-Grain Medley. Also, there’s Jasmine Rice, White Rice and flavorful mixes. All the varieties can be found here.

These portable individual cups make great additions to school or work place lunches. Heat for 60 seconds and you have a delicious side dish you can eat straight from the cup. Add a protein like a tuna sandwich and you can enjoy a wholesome meal on the go.

Fast meal solutions work great on busy weeknights too!

You can find out more about all the Minute Rice options at their website.

Lebanese Rice is pretty straightforward with simple ingredients. I love the addition of vermicelli and toasted almonds. I switched it up a little by using vegetable stock instead of water. This rice turned out absolutely delicious!

Try any of these Minute Ready to Serve flavors with this recipe to mix it up a little!
Lebanese Minute Rice choices

Lebanese Rice

 

Lebanese Rice

Lebanese Rice

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

To toast sliced almonds, heat oven to 300 degrees. Arrange almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Stir frequently to keep from burning.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Jasmine Minute® Ready to Serve Rice
  • 1/2 cup broken vermicelli
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Brown the vermicelli in butter until golden brown.
  • Brown the vermicelli in butter in a medium-sized skillet until golden brown.
  • Microwave Jasmine Minute® Ready to Serve Rice according to package directions. Add to the vermicelli.
  • Pour and stir in vegetable broth one tablespoon at a time until dish reaches desired consistency.
  • Add almonds and salt. Simmer until thoroughly heated.
  • Serve as a main or side dish.
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Brown the vermicelli in butter in a medium-sized skillet until golden brown.

brown vermicelli

Microwave Jasmine Minute® Ready to Serve Rice according to package directions. Add to the vermicelli.

rice bowl

Pour and stir in vegetable broth one tablespoon at a time until dish reaches desired consistency.

rice vermicelli broth

Add almonds and simmer until thoroughly heated.

rice vermicelli almonds

Serve as a main or side dish.

Lebanese Rice Refresh

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Lebanese Rice Refresh Minute Rice

Minute Lebanese Rice

Food for Thought… What great rice dish will you create with this easy-to-use rice line from Minute Rice? I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

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45 Responses to Lebanese Rice

  1. I like your Lebanese slant on rice, Cindy! Almonds always give a yummy crunch to rice. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe =)

  2. I love Middle Eastern style rice. There’s something so much more interesting when you mix perfectly cooked rice grains and add in crunch! Thanks so much for participating this week.
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  4. Liz says:

    What a simple, but delicious way to jazz up ordinary rice! Beautifully done!
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  5. Shaina says:

    You can never go wrong with a good rice dish!
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  10. I love this! What a nice, simple dish
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  11. There’s a restaurant near us that puts vermicelli in their rice and I love it! It just adds an extra dimension of texture and flavor. Definitely trying this soon!
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  12. Liz says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe. Delicious!

  13. Cindy, you always share fabulous recipes that my kids would love…. can’t wait to try this one!
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  16. Renee says:

    Interesting to see the pasta being browned before cooking. That is something I really need to try.
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  17. Hezzi-D says:

    Sounds like a great twist on traditional rice!
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  20. I love the addition of the vermicelli in this!
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  22. I love the delicious simplicity
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  23. I LOVE rice and this such an easy recipe to jazz up rice! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. We love this rice. I have a Middle Eastern friend who makes it for every get together.
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  28. I like the combination of rice and pasta. This sounds great!
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  32. Laura says:

    This looks SO delicious! I really think my whole family would gobble it up!
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  33. I too admit I don’t know much about those types of cuisine but this sounds amazing! Pinning for later to try.

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