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How to make royal rice رز بالمكسرات

Basmati rice with nuts and dried fruits. with special spices. This is the most popular dish among my friends. They call it royal rice. Usually I cook it with olive oil. Some of my friends are vegans.

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The nuts and dried fruits

The nuts and dried fruits

These are the seven spices. The following page is the English names with proportions. They are spices widely found all over the world. I think so???.  If not, one can always find them on line

These are the seven spices. The following page is the English names with proportions. They are spices widely found all over the world. I think so???. If not, one can always find them on line

Tap on the screen to get all details of seven spices.  it is  a mix widely used in the levant cuisine (eastern Mediterranean) Lebanon-Syria etc...

Tap on the screen to get all details of seven spices. it is a mix widely used in the levant cuisine (eastern Mediterranean) Lebanon-Syria etc...

And If you never heard of miskeh or mastic gum you can have a look at this website: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mastic. And if you desire, You can buy it from Greek or middle eastern stores or on line

And If you never heard of miskeh or mastic gum you can have a look at this website: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mastic. And if you desire, You can buy it from Greek or middle eastern stores or on line

Tap on the screen to see the full text. A box of mastic from the island of xios

Tap on the screen to see the full text. A box of mastic from the island of xios

Basmati rice.wash until water is clear 8-10 times. Soak with boiling water

Basmati rice.wash until water is clear 8-10 times. Soak with boiling water

Soak all in boiling water 30 mins

Soak all in boiling water 30 mins

Chop the onions. Diced

Chop the onions. Diced

100 g ....almost

100 g ....almost

In a cooking pot, put 2 TBsp of clarified butter (\u0633\u0645\u0646\u0629) or 2TBsp of olive oil. Add the onions. Sweat. Then...

In a cooking pot, put 2 TBsp of clarified butter (سمنة) or 2TBsp of olive oil. Add the onions. Sweat. Then...

Add the spices

Add the spices

Strain the nuts mixture

Strain the nuts mixture

Don't forget to dice the apricots

Don't forget to dice the apricots

Add over the onions stir in.

Add over the onions stir in.

Stir in and fry for 1-2 mins

Stir in and fry for 1-2 mins

Add 1/2 cup boiling water

Add 1/2 cup boiling water

Cover and cook on low fire. 30 mins

Cover and cook on low fire. 30 mins

That is after 30 mins. Water is gone and the nuts are cooked

That is after 30 mins. Water is gone and the nuts are cooked

Strain the soaked rice and add in the pot

Strain the soaked rice and add in the pot

Stir and fry for 2-3 mins. Add 1 mug of boiling water. Cover. Cook on low fire. 20 mins.

Stir and fry for 2-3 mins. Add 1 mug of boiling water. Cover. Cook on low fire. 20 mins.

Add 1 mug of boiling water. Cover. Cook on low fire. 20 mins. DONE

Add 1 mug of boiling water. Cover. Cook on low fire. 20 mins. DONE

For decoration  30 g grilled pine seeds, & grilled slivered almonds. More apricots

For decoration 30 g grilled pine seeds, & grilled slivered almonds. More apricots

Some cut parsley or any green herbs of your choice. For the color

Some cut parsley or any green herbs of your choice. For the color

It is good for 4-6 people. all depends what other dishes are served along. Multiply proportions to make a big wonderful dish for buffet dinner. The smell of cardamon and miskeh is all over. Heavenly

  • 250.0g Rice bastmati 1 mug
  • 25.0g Raisins
  • 50.0g Pine seeds
  • 5.0 Apricots
  • 50.0g Pistachios
  • 50.0g Almonds
  • 1.0g Onion small
  • 1.0tsp 7 spices
  • 1.0tsp Cinnamon
  • 0.0tsp Miskeh peices (2 peices)
  • 5.0 Cardamon pods
  • 1.0tsp Salt
  • 2.0Tbsp Olive oil or clarified butter