~*~ Libyan Steamed Rice (Ruz M'bowakh) ~*~

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~*~ Libyan Steamed Rice (Ruz M'bowakh) ~*~

Post by Aisha on Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:52 pm

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~*~ Libyan Steamed Rice (Ruz M'bowakh) ~*~

This is a traditional and very satisfying Libyan meal which I encourage you to try  The vegetables are so colourful and delicious and very good for you. It's very suitable for when you are having guests too.
The recipe requires a kaskaas (couscousier) or a steamer, or you can use a metal sieve that fits well over the saucepan inshaAllah:




Pieces of Lamb (chops, steaks) according to number of people
I Onion
2 or 3 chopped Tomatoes
1-2 tablespoons of Tomato paste/puree
A few hot fresh Chilli Peppers (2 or 3)
1/2 teaspoon each of Red Pepper, Baharaat ( mixed spices similar to garam masala) and Turmeric (also a little ground black pepper if you like).
1 teaspoon of Salt


Vegetables include some or all of the following (scroll down the page for quantities):
Potatoes , Zucchini, Eggplant, Pumpkin or Carrots or both ,'green leaves' such as Chard / Spinach / Cabbage or even Brussels Sprouts


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Chop the onion and fry it - stirring it from time to time - heat not too high so as not to burn it.
Then add the meat and continue frying a little - also add the spices
and approx 1 teaspoon of Salt





Add to this 2 or 3 chopped tomatoes (can be put in the blender with a little water). Also add 1-2 tablespoons of Tomato paste/puree. Fry a little longer then add enough water to cover.



4 - 5 cups of Egyptian round-grained Rice (pick out any stones and rinse well)

Put the rinsed rice in the steamer and cover with a firm-fitting lid above the cooking meat and it's sauce (add a few extra cups of water to the stew to allow for evaporation as the heat needs to be quite high to produce enough steam) - leave it for approx 10 minutes until the rice absorbs some of the steam and almost becomes one solid mass.



BE CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING THE LID AS THE STEAM WILL BE VERY HOT

Remove the rice into a large bowl (you will need a large spoon to scrape out the rice) and cover with tepid water and leave for approx 5 minutes so that the rice absorbs some of the water (you will see that it starts to form little peaks and start to rise above the water - like small islands) break up the rice a little in the water - be careful it's still quite hot.

Strain the water off the rice, then return the rice to the steamer. Pour a small amount only of Olive oil or other cooking oil onto the rice and stir it around a bit then cover again with the lid.

Check from time to time that there is sufficient water in the stew - giving it a stir to prevent the meat from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan. Also give the rice a stir occasionally - perhaps every 10 minutes.



in the meantime prepare the vegetables :

approx 3-4 medium Potatoes cut in half,
3-4 Zucchini,
Eggplant (optional)
Pumpkin (cut into potato sized chunks) or Carrots.
'green leaves' such as Chard / spinach / cabbage or even Sprouts (Brussels Sprouts)

When the meat is cooked remove it from the 'stew' and keep it hot (perhaps in a small saucepan with a little of the liquid from the stew.

Then add the vegetables to the stew in the pan to cook for approx a further 20 mins or however much time is required. It is a good idea to add the Pumpkin and Cabbage a few minutes after the other vegetables as they need less time to cook.



The rice may be cooked before the vegetables - it should be quite firm and 'nutty' inshaAllah. From time to time you can also add a little of the liquid from the stew over the rice while it is in the steamer. It is almost impossible to go wrong with this rice as it cannot burn or get too sticky. Mix a little butter into it and a sprinkle of salt at the end of the cooking time.

Serving Suggestion : The pic shows a large dish of the steamed rice with the lamb and vegetable stew poured over the top (serves 5, and is eaten straight from the dish)


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Traditionally served with a salad, some radishes and M'Sayr



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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:34 am

Wa alay kuma salaam wa rahamautlahe wa baraktu,

I have never heard of this way of making rice thank you for sharing this with us yummm I love stews jazaka'Allah khair for the whole recipe....
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Post by Aisha on Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:59 pm

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Wa jazakiallahu khairan sister  redpuffyflowers 

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