Lebanese Rice #SundaySupper

Lebanese Rice

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Supper featuring Middle Eastern Cuisine!

This event is being hosted by Amanda of MarocMama.com – Thanks Amanda!
Amanda defines Middle Eastern Cuisine for our event as 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), Ian, 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 see where Sunday Supper takes us! 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 crabcakes and that gives me a feel of their style. Hey it works for me :).
So I found some recipes on the internet for Lebanese Rice. This 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!

Lebanese Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup vermicelli
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds,toasted
  • salt to taste

Directions

Brown the vermicelli in butter until golden brown.
Lebanese Rice Vermicelli
Add rice and 2 1/2 cups broth. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat. Stir occasionally and add the last 1/2 cup of broth if need. Cook until rice is tender and broth is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
Add almonds and enjoy!

Lebanese Rice #SundaySupper

Author: Cindy Kerschner
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup vermicelli
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds,toasted
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Brown the vermicelli in butter until golden brown.
  2. Add rice and 2 1/2 cups broth. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat. Stir occasionally and add the last 1/2 cup of broth if need. Cook until rice is tender and broth is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add almonds and enjoy!

Explore Middle Eastern Cuisine with these recipe ideas from the Sunday Supper Group!

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40 Responses to Lebanese Rice #SundaySupper

  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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