Someone anonymous asked me to make a few posts of my recipes that I use when I cook. Do bear in mind that I don't just go by one recipe, I look at several and combine them- taking the things that I think will make the best outcome. In the end, I end up with my own recipe. So I will be posting a simple recipe today, my favorite rice. :) Every Arab loves good rice and my husband and his friends love mine and I hope that all of you will as well!
What you will need is:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp coriander seeds
About 1 tsp- 1 1/2 tsp of Salt (whatever to your taste)
1/4 cup vermicelli noodles (the inch long ones)
1 cup of rice (I use parboiled Sela rice)
2 cups of water
Take the olive oil and put in a medium sized sauce pan
Put the coriander seeds, salt, peppercorns, and vermicelli noodles in the pan.
Mix thoroughly and start heating at medium heat.
Prepare your 1 cup of rice.
Once your noodles are as brown as these add the rice.
Mix the rice and the noodles together so everything gets coated with the oil.
Then add the 2 cups of water.
Once the water begins to boil, turn down to low heat, cover and let cook for 20-30 minutes or until rice is tender.
Once done, serve with a soup of any kind and a salad.
*Warning* be careful of the peppercorns. If you eat one your mouth will be on fire, if you like you can use ground pepper just your rice won't be white it will have a dirty tinge to it.
The soup in this picture is an Arabic lamb stew that can be used with any meat. Chicken, beef or lamb. Simple and super delicious. Insha'allah I will be posting how to cook this soup soon. :)