Arabic rice is a dish I’ve loved since I was a kid. It’s super easy to make and tastes amazing on its own. Sometimes, I like to add chopped roasted almonds or pomegranate when I serve it with curry. The recipe is simple, needing just three main ingredients – Basmati rice, broken Vermicelli noodles, and butter (or olive oil) along with water. I usually use butter because I love its taste.
How to make Arabic rice
- To make it, first, wash the Basmati rice until the water is clear, then drain it. Boil water with a stock cube for extra flavor.
- In a pot, melt butter (or use olive oil) over medium-high heat. Add Vermicelli noodles and stir until they turn golden. Be careful not to burn them.
- Add the drained Basmati rice to the pot with noodles, stirring to coat every grain with butter (or oil). Pour in the boiled water with the stock cube. Cover the pot, reduce the heat, and let it cook for 13 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the pot covered for another 10 minutes.
You now have perfect Arabic rice! It’s a delightful dish that you can enjoy on its own or with other dishes like curry. Feel free to add roasted almonds or pomegranate for extra flavor. This recipe is so simple, yet the taste is incredibly satisfying. Give it a try, and you’ll see why Arabic rice is a favorite in my kitchen! Enjoy!
What is Vermicelli Noodles
Vermicelli noodles are thin pasta strands used in Italian cuisine. The name “vermicelli” comes from the Italian word for “little worms,” describing their slender shape. Made from durum wheat semolina, these noodles are commonly used in various Italian dishes. Whether in comforting soups or as a base for delicious pasta creations, Vermicelli noodles add an elegant touch to Italian meals.
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